Thread: Post-Game Talk: Oilers win!
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01-21-2013, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by s7ark View Post
Yeah, I am being too hard on him. He did do good things out there. Not 5.5M level of good things, but certainly a 3rd line C level of good things.

Bolded is really the key, imo. If Horcoff and Smyth keep their minutes down so they aren't burnt out in a month, we could be in a good position(standings wise) near the deadline.
Yeah, it seems to me that the catch is all about the PK. How much do we play the old Cup run alumni in the PK versus settling down a mediocre 5-on-5 situation and getting the game back on our terms?

I don't envy Krueger's job. That being said, based on this first game and the handful we saw last year, I really think I'm liking his instinct for the flow of the game. It could be just a matter of building that same trust with the players that they're all going to have a shot at appropriate ice time... and the juices start flowing.

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