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04-22-2013, 12:45 PM
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For the current Oilers, yes size does matter. They have such a shortage of it up front that they have to address it. Monahan plays a power forward's game, in that he protects the puck well and can cycle. Again, this matters, especially for the Oilers.

To be honest if we compare who is a better fit on this team between Monahan/Lindholm based on projecting them as J Staal/Backstrom, i'd argue Monahan/Staal type is what we need. Size, selke-caliber 2-way play, who is good on the dot and plays all situations.

Plus, I have never heard anyone compared pre-draft to Toews, until Monahan. That is extremely high praise, and something every team covets.

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