: Post-Game Talk:
Oilers lose 4-3 in SO
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03-21-2013, 01:42 PM
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Yakupov had that one great shift and the pass to Gagner, but otherwise, not a hugely impactful game. It's crazy to me that at this point in the season, he is deferring on a 2-on-1 where he obviously has a better angle than Gagner.
You'd expect that in the first 10-15 games of being a rookie but he's got to either rifle that or take it to the net.
Hartikainen - I guess you'd argue he hasn't been given a legitimate shot, but he doesn't play to his size and I'm not really sure where he fits on this team TBH. He's not a grinder, he's not a skill guy. He's good along the boards, but so was Laraque.
Disagree on the Yak 2 on 1. Niemi was on top of the crease and had the angle for the shot. Yak had very little room to sleep. The pass was nice and Gagner had full net
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