Thread: Post-Game Talk: Oilers lose 4-3 in SO
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03-21-2013, 12:14 AM
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Originally Posted by CupofOil View Post
This forum is full of die hard fans so naturally the highs will be too high and the lows too low. I'm not sure why some here don't understand that.
Also, i'm sure that 3 last place finishes (sorry, one 2nd to last place finish), 6 straight years of missed playoffs and an alarmingly high rate of blown 3rd periods this season when the team is so close to the top 8 in the west has made a lot of Oiler fans a bit edgy.
This is true, but that being said, there are some invariable consistencies on this board:

1) Smyth needs to be bought-out/traded/retire
2) Yakupov keeps getting boned for ice time.
3) Dubnyk "sucks" with his top-10 save percentage.

Look at Luongo in his last year with FLA before being traded to a competent team in VAN:

2.97GAA with a 0.914 SV%.

He has a great SV% (top-10), and a high GAA (43rd).

Why? He's on a piss-poor team defensively. Same story for Dubnyk (top10SV%, 41st for GAA).

Hard to make that game-saving save every single time when the other team is getting 15 shots in the 3rd period on a night-in, night-out basis.

Think back to that rebound save on Marleau late in the 3rd...this game isn't even going to extra time if he doesn't make that.

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