Thread: Proposal: Edmonton + Philadelphia/Dallas
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11-16-2012, 09:26 AM
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Originally Posted by 5RingsAndABeer View Post
Most 1st overall players are better than Benn, and Yakupov had pre-draft credentials slightly above average compared to most 1st overall players, so it is LIKELY that Yakupov will be better than Benn.
I SEE THIS OFTEN ! I am an Oiler fan I have been one since they came into the NHL . Most first over all are better then Benn ? How ? More skill , yes ? Are they as tough ? No . Can we measure toughness ? No . Lets say all the Oiler players hit their ceiling . Lets say Hall is a 45/45 man Eberle is a 40/40 man , Yak is a 50/30 man RNH is a 35/65 man . These are not tough players . Would it not be better to have a guy as tough as Nails that will put up 30/30 then one of our big 4 ? I would love a big tough second line center that can put up points , fight and have players of other teams looking over their shoulder to see if the are going to be creamed by him . Makes them rush their passes = more scoring chances for the others . I believe that Benn would make more of a difference for these reason then Yak . Plus we need a second line center .
I am no expert just being honest and seeing our team for what is is right now .

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