Oilers will be in tough, even with an abbreviated NHL schedule
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01-07-2013, 10:39 AM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Oiler Fan in the NYC
I agree with that article 100%. There are way more questions than answers at this point, i really have no idea why so many have the Oilers pencilied in for the playoffs.
I do think that they will have an advantage early in the season since 4 of the top players have been playing together and developing chemistry but other than that, there are question marks all across the board.
There's still not nearly enough grit on the team, the bottom 6 is a cluster****.
The D is full of holes and question marks. Is Smid healthy? Is Whitney ever going to be the same again?
How is Petry going to play after playing no competitive hockey since last season?
Is J. Schultz going to step in right away and contribute at a high level? Who is the #6 defenseman? Huge question marks to be sure of anything. While i'm pleased with Dubnyk's prgoression, how will he handle being "the guy" now?
The team is really talented and should be on the upswing this season but i still think that playoffs is a longshot with this bunch.
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