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02-11-2013, 09:16 AM
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MVP? (and why) Dubnyk, self explanatory

Player who has surprised you with his play this season? Schultz junior. Knew he would be good offensively but he is outstanding in all areas so far.

Player who has disappointed you with his play this season? Whitney, RNH and Eberle

Strongest area of the team? (offense/D/Goaltending) Goaltending

Thoughts on coaching and system in place? I like the aggressive style on the penalty kill, as well as ice time distribution and using players in specific roles. Don't like the overuse of potter and whitney. Also think there should be more planning on the power play

Positives from the Oilers so far? Dubnyk and the penalty kill

Areas where the Oilers need to improve? 5 on 5 scoring and winning battles

Overall grade for the Oilers? B-. If you would have told me at the beginning of the year we would have 13 points in the first 12 games i would have been happy. Team will improve on the scoring so far but Dubnyk should regress a bit as well. So they are about where i thought they would be, albeit they got there a little differently than i thought.

Revised season outcome for the Oilers (in terms of position in the NHL/West they finish)? The same. Competing for the playoffs but not a lock.

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