Thread: Ryan Whitney
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02-17-2013, 08:04 AM
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I'll preface what I'm about to say with this: Whitney was one my favourite skilled D-Men in the league long before his tenure with the Oilers. I've been Ryan's biggest apologist after his poor play following his surgery, but I have to be objective now. He is getting beaten with simple outside-inside lateral moves on a consistent basis, makes horrible passes in the D-Zone whilst being pressured, and looks generally lost. We have to let him go for the sake of the rest of the teams' confidence. Smyth can compensate for poor play by relying on veteran tactics, but Whitney can't seem to.

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