Thread: Post-Game Talk: Oilers lose 3-1
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04-11-2013, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by SchultzSquared View Post
So I am for one glad we are paying $5.5M to a elite third liner... how much worse would this team be without Horcoff I wonder... I bet they would do something really crazy like not win games while in a playoff hunt... good thing we have him or things would be much worse...
He might have been an adequate 3rd line center 3 or 4 years ago, but the "elite" tag people added on that role was always a delusional fanboy assessment by people who remember the player who took a puck to the face nearly a decade ago against Detroit. Not what he actually has been for the duration of his contract - lazy and apathetic outside of 5 - 10 games a year.

Now he's a straight up 4th liner, and not a very good one at that.

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