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01-20-2013, 04:06 AM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern Alberta
I assume the plan is to send wave after wave of speed and offense at the Nucks... who theoretically are in disarray and reeling after their underwhelming opener.
I don't know if it will play out quite that way though. That's the first time the Nucks have been lit up for 7 goals in over 2 years and you'd have to think they rebound strongly from that.
I agree... having some more toughness in the lineup would be useful against that squad who will likely want to make a statement against an upstart team like the Oilers after that performance versus the Ducks.
No Peckham, no Fistric, no Sutton, no Hordichuk. I know 2 of those are injured and can't be there anyway... but they basically only have Eager, Hartikainen and Smid with any real toughness to their games... and none bring any "crazy" which definitely could be needed in tonight's game. Well, Eager has some of that crazy X factor but it's been AWOL for a few years and what's left has been turned into a mediocre penalty taking shadow of that former player. Hopefully that will change this season.
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