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01-23-2013, 11:52 AM
Melnyks Mirage
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Originally Posted by General Granny View Post
I am not just talking about grit and toughness, hits and fights, just the willing to go in the corners and win the puck battles, going in front of the net and the dirty areas and sacrifice the body a bit, they aren't the smallest team in terms of height but damn they look so weak and so easy to push around and get the puck off, kind of makes sense since most of them are just kids who have yet to grow into their body and frame.
Not everyone has that makeup, of going into corners etc. etc.
With a team like the Oilers, their coach (they should get Jacques Martin by the way, he'd be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G with a young group like this) need to instill three-zone play. Too many times I've seen their kids just charge up for offense and look very non-committal in their own end or the neutral zone.

Until someone instills defensive accountability, and the sooner the better, the team will continue to be putrid defensively.

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