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12-09-2012, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by worraps View Post
The "princesses" who make up the forward lines aren't really the problem. A few goals have come from missed assignments - like picking up guys going backdoor - but most are the result of poor play by the defensemen.

Schultz appears to be the only one capable of reliably clearing the zone and even then, as expected from a rookie, he's had some hiccups. Marincin while showing lots of promise has had quite a few gaffes. Even with the two rookies logging the majority of ice-time, I'd say the biggest problems to date have been Plante, Henry, Ringwald, and Teubert.

To me the important thing is that the kids are maintaining their offense while building chemistry and Marincin, Schultz, Paajarvi, Lander, and Hartikainen are logging big minutes. The harsh truth is it doesn't really matter how well the Barons do in the win-loss department. The club's purpose is to develop the Oilers' prospects and failure is a good teacher.
Disagree with the last part.. We need to start a winning culture and can't seem to do it even with 3 legit NHL stars on the roster.

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