Thread: Proposal: Yakupov to TB
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12-31-2012, 08:52 PM
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Originally Posted by zeus3007 View Post
Next year will be Petry's third year. You obviously have no idea about Edmonton's defense. There are a couple of more recognizable names on the Tampa blueline (ie, guys who were good and are past their prime), but the Oilers defense isn't nearly as bad as its made out to be now that we traded the turnover machince for Nick Schultz and signed Justin Schultz.

Originally Posted by LatvianTwist View Post
I'm thinking of Musil for some reason. My bad.
Justin Schultz doesn't instantly give you a great defense. He's still a rookie, and unproven in the NHL (don't tell me his AHL production is a sign that he'll be great in the NHL - look at Alexandre Giroux for an example). It does look like an improvement, but not as much of one as Tampa made (and theirs was arguably better last season as well).

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