Thread: Post Game Talk: Oilers lose 3-0 ...Game Over
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03-24-2013, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Oilfan2 View Post
And they're back at the bottom of the league one year later...

Seriously?? You want to emulate Florida?

They're an example of what you don't do...Might want to choose a better role model.
They've begun to throw rookies into veteran roles this year, and are looking like we do.

Gudbranson is getting top-4 ice time and is getting eaten alive - that team misses Garrison badly. Huberdeau is piss-poor in his own end.

Their best offensive player in Kris Versteeg is injured, and they aren't getting anywhere near the goaltending (<0.900 from Theodore/Clemmenson after 0.915+ from Theodore last year) that they had last year.

It's a bad example given the way they've floundered, I agree, but a lot of that has to do with elevating players into roles they're not ready for yet.

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