Are the Oilers tough enough?
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01-18-2013, 08:14 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
We are an offensively catalysed hockey club and will need team toughness by committe,our PP will need to defend our flag,we need to be running up scores to make teams think twice about giving us a PP and wasting a game in a shortened season,there will be hard NHL play but teams who play to rough or trap to much will be eliminated early via penalty trouble costing critical games,and everyone knows you ice you tough lines against teams out of the playoffs so the regular season shouls be relatively fast paced and cleaner than usual.The playoffs however will be tough as nails because everyone will be peaking because its a short season ,no one will be burnt out from an 82 game schedule,it will be exciting if the refs call dirty overly rough play consistantly and if they call interference consistantly on teams who try to trap their way through this shortened year.
I dont think we need to worry about toughness at all till we lock our playoff spot up in 6th place.Then we will need to begin to filter toughness into our lineup in preparation for the playoffs.
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