Thread: Proposal: Edmonton + Philadelphia/Dallas
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11-18-2012, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by BoldNewLettuce View Post
I am all for adding Benn to the Oilers...I just don't think he is worth any of the big four. I think he is a scorer. Ott is the better physical/defensive player on that team...but somehow he is two inches shorter

It isn't a huge stretch to think any of the young Oilers could become very good defenders...and it definitely isn't a stretch to think they outscore Benn.

Also, I don't think Benn is ever going to be a Selke candidate. If we were talking about Bergeron or Hanzal or Backes...or Datsyuk then it would be different.
We Stars fans like to refer to Steve Ott in the past tense... That being said, you're not remotely close to being accurate. Benn was better defensively than Ott pretty much from the word 'go'; same goes for the physicality. Ott is one of the better faceoff guys in the league though, which has little to do with defensive acumen during the flow of a game.

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