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03-11-2013, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Pravi83Oil View Post
Ive always said Horcoff is a great 3rd line center. People hate on him too much because hes overpayed. Drop 2-2.5m off his contract and hes a player most every team wants. Good on the draw, takes heavy load of D workload, has enough offense to put up 30-40 pts.
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I have always said Horcoff at ~4 Million is beloved by all.
So the villain here, is KLowe. Not a new concept. And you'll get a fair bit of agreement from many.

But strike up a happy medium in a contract of, say... 3.25M, and you'll still have plenty noticing the poor choices with the puck.

I'm not saying he's the only one. But in the midst of faceoff success and pp puck tipping, that 3.5M will still buy you plenty of frustrating whiffs.

Without his goal last night, this is a tied game (at best) and, knowing the Oilers, a likely loss in O/T. But he had plenty of opportunities to play pucks off boards or to chip out of our zone that he failed on, which contributed to the uber-pressure that saw Hawks goals or near-goals.

You take the good with the bad. At his contract, it's too many bad.

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