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03-23-2013, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by nexttothemoon View Post
Columbus hasn't lost a game by more than a goal in their last 16 games. People can say all they want about them riding a hot goalie and having limited talent... but that team is working their ***** off and is competitive every single game.

Oilers can only hope to get to that level. Look at Phoenix in the past as another example... it takes hard work and consistency to lock up a playoff spot... more so that supposed superior talent.

Oilers just need to up their level of desire to actually beat teams every single night and not just go through the motions by letting their skills and talent try and win games... it's just not enough.
Looking at Columbus roster, they look a lot like the Oilers of the MacT era. Hardly any stars there, but a lot of hard-working, two-way players who can grind the games. I would not be surprised if they make play-offs and upset one of the favorites on top of that.

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