: Post-Game Talk:
Oilers lose 3-0 ...Game Over
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03-24-2013, 04:42 PM
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Off the top of my head.... Smid, Petry, RNH, Eberle have all clearly regressed.
Dubnyk has levelled off. The vets outside of Horcoff and Hemsky have gotten worse which i didn't think was possible.
Even the rookies look awful compared to other top rookies and if anything Justin has regressed badly as the season has worn on. Yakupov just isn't getting any opportunity.
I can't think of any positives outside of Gagner's development (which was bound to happen at some point) and Paajarvi somewhat that Krueger has brought to this team. Not one.
tbh it sounds more like a saw off they you might think. Seems almost an equivalent amount of players having good years and fallback years.
As a club there hasn't been significant regression or improvement. I do think playing exclusively against WC foes hasn't helped our cause. Also that there is no hopelessly bad teams this year that we can pad pts on. The WC is playing better hockey this year and due to shortened games and all games being more important theres less nights where opponents are taking the game off.
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