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01-05-2013, 08:27 PM
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This is the dumbest of the dumb these comments. What does any Edmonton fans opinion have to do with one particular fans opinion even if he is a fan of the same team. Nothing i say can be attributed to anyone else on these boards, and vica versa.
And if Edmonton has the most biased fanbase we certainly (along with TO) have the most bias against us. Look no further than Yakupov who went from the next Stamkos to a below average 1st overall the minute we won the lottery. Look at Sam Gagner, has any player ever been subjected to more exaggeration of their weaknesses? I don't think so. People all last year talked about how Hemsky is worth a 2nd and will be injured right away. Do you know how many new injuries Ales Hemsky has suffered since his last shoulder injury? None, nadda, zilch. The only time he took time off was for continued rehab. And guess what i called it. I said 7 years of relative health was a greater indication than his last two years of tough luck. And guess what i was called, a biased homer. And guess who was right, the homer. So just because HF thinks its wrong, or biased i wouldn't go out and argue it's definitive of anything. ****, HF is the site that voted Erik Johnson as a top 20 dman in the league. HF is on crack.
I think what is going on is most Edmonton fans are very excited because we have numerous top young players and prospects that should all come together around the same time (ala Chicago) and we see the potential, and value that potential. Most HF non Oiler fans see a team that has had a very poor record for the past few years so they assume all our players are crap, and value them as such. As we saw with Pittsburgh sometimes the difference from lottery to contender can be bridged in a year or two, and i think most Oiler fans feel at this point it's not far from happening for us. In fact most of HFOil just believes alot of HF is just flat out scared of how good the Oilers will be. Look at how many people are trying to call Schultz's AHL performance irrelevant. It's ridiculous. From where i'm standing i'm just fine being an Oilers homer, it seems like a good bet in the long run.
You think Smid is worse than Hammer that's just mind blowing, they aren't even in the same stratosphere at the moment. Hammer may still have his breakout season but Smid just had his and it was marvelous, Hammer on the other hand is a very average player atm. There is literally not one piece of evidence one could provide that Hammer had a better season than Smid. Not one. Hammer is where Smid was a couple years ago, he is not a top shutdown defenseman in the league like Smid is now.
Habs fan here.
I like the Oilers and think they have been doing their rebuild the right way. This is going to be a dangerous team as early as this season. As long as they can stay healthy.
As an aside, Hemsky did not play a full season, again. He didn't miss half the year, but he did miss 13 games. That is still 15% of the season. I would also point out that Hemsky's return to health did not see a return to his previous point productivity. His 36 points in 69 games is not good. If he doesn't regain his point productivity, it will hurt the Oilers. Right now there are reasons why people are unwilling to accept Hemsky as a serious piece in a trade. His injury issues can not be ignored, and the drop off in productivity is worrisome.
As far as Smid and Hjalmarsson. I don't see how anyone would take Hammer over Smid. If Montreal could get one of the two for free, it would be Smid all the way. Smid is more physical, and more defensively capable. Please let me know if Smid is available for a player of Hammer's calibre, I am certain Montreal could and would offer more!
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