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02-15-2013, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ChadSC View Post
I'd take the opposite side of this argument.

On defense, the Oilers are the 11th best team in the NHL.

Offense... 28th.

The bright spot here, if there is, it's more important to be better on defense than offense. So the Oilers have a good base at the moment, assuming they can keep it up, they just need to put the puck in the net.
I think the 1th best is in the goaltending department, not defence. This team has been consistently outshot, sometimes by wide margins, other times by ridiculous margins. I think it will come around, but our team defence has been horrible, and Whitney and Potter in particular have been disasters for most of the young year.

Saying all that, I do believe the entire team will get better, much better, as the young guys adapt to their new roles, some injured players come back, and the system starts to sink in.

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