Thread: Eberle and RNH
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03-24-2013, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil View Post
If you think that Eberle "just isn't that good" then you haven't watched him outside of this season. He has a broken finger, was targeted heavy in OKC (as were all of our kids), and may have been nursing injuries to start the season. This is clearly not a healthy Eberle so you can laugh at the unsustainable crowd all that you want, but when he's healthy again he will not be an average shooter no matter how much "the stats crowd" thinks that he will.
I think Eberle has a long and solid career ahead of him, hopefully with the Oilers. Just don't see him as the star player that some folks do. People can argue with statistics and math all they want, but it sure does look like the "stats guys" have been right about Eberle this year. The broken finger is likely a small factor in the equation, but an inability to continue being superman is also a part of the equation.

Looking forward to watching him over the years as an Oiler though, as I have enjoyed watching him so far.

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