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11-14-2012, 05:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Moonlapse Vertigo View Post
That's fine, but they've got to be able to score 5 on 5. The Oilers had an absolutely dynamite powerplay last year but were **** 5 on 5. Powerplays still are important, but they're not nearly as important as they used to be.

The final two months of the 11/12 season and the playoffs illustrated that fact. If you can't outplay your opponent 5 on 5 then you're going to lose, lose and lose some more.
couldn't agree more... but this has literally nothing to do with what i said... i said we all knew they would have trouble at evens and do well on the PP... i also said, but not in the message you quoted, that they likely won't be good at evens for at least a few more years

of course we need them to be better at 5v5, but the reality of the situation is that they likely won't be for a while yet

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