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03-30-2013, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Double Dion View Post
I just don't understand Oiler fans. They have a great opportunity to turn this team into a winner but seem to have an aversion to 2-way forwards (The ones they have get abused constantly, see Horcoff and Jones), trading for an actual NHL starter ( Bishop or Bernier) and grabbing a defenseman who can play against top competition. You can't have 7 forwards on your top PP anyways, so what is the point of continuing down that road?
Your analysis of Oil fans is insulting, and incorrect. Oiler fans recognize the need for big two way forwards and defensemen. We also recognize that Jay Bouwmeester has never made a lick of difference on his team, and his contract is 3-4 million overpaid. We don't need those kind of contracts. We need to be the type of team that can take a contract or two from a team with cap trouble this summer. That's how we got Pronger. I don't expect another Pronger level player, but I think we can hope for better than Bouwmeester.

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