Oilers will be in tough, even with an abbreviated NHL schedule
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01-07-2013, 01:27 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
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I think you're setting yourself up to be disappointed. We missed the playoffs by 20+ points last season. Yakupov, Schultz, Kreuger and the natural progression of Hall, Eberle and RNH aren't going make up for that. I mean maybe they do but it's very unlikely.
Lets also not forget that while Schultz and Yakupov are exciting offensive players, they both are going to have a tough time in their own zone this season. Schultz was pretty average in the AHL. He is most likely going to bleed goals as an NHL rookie.
Ya, but bottom line young teams tend not to get a bit better every year, there is a year where they jump. Pitts, Chi ect.. THis is the year we jump. I am not saying we win the cup, but I think we make the playoffs. Yes, 20+ point improvement in one year.
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