Trade Rumor and Proposal Thread Part III
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12-20-2012, 06:31 PM
Join Date: Oct 2005
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I was a big Gilbert fan his first year here, but for some reason in his second year he stopped doing a lot of things that made him successful. He stopped pinching in from the point for easy tap in goals, he started coughing up the puck like crazy and just playing softer in general.
He's still a decent top 4 defencemen but I believe that concussion he got early in his career made him a bit scared of physical play.
he scored a lot more goals in his first year but had a very good 2nd season with the Oilers offensively (45pts) and followed it up with another 30+ pt season..
Fans here would be creaming their pants if Petry's offense was anything close to what Gilbert gave us in those 3 yrs.
People have short memories... Gilbert and Whitney are prime examples...
both were gods when producing but are now chumps atleast until their next 3 point night
edit: Gilbert was miles ahead of Smid in value 2/3 yrs ago.
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