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12-10-2012, 10:08 AM
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Why can't my fellow Oilers fans admit he's pretty average defensively? It's not like it's just me seeing it. Opposing fans see it almost every game as well. Last night in particular, he made quite a few gaffes in the D-zone.
But whatever, his defensive struggles are greatly outweighed by his offensive skills, no doubt about that.
I agree. Hes quite average even at AHL level, and its obviously going to be way harder in the NHL. To think he wont be somewhat of a defensive liability would be foolish.
Of course, he would look much better playing with a solid d man. Marincin is very inconsistent. Great 1 night, disaster the next. Schultz gets a ton of 2 on 1 practice.
He does seem to have very high hockey IQ, so the possibility of improvement is there for sure. If the Oilers can teach him to take the body, I think he could end up quite competent.. Big if tho..
His offense is without question tho. Soo good.
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