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05-16-2013, 08:40 AM
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ManByng
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The Oilers And Drafting Defensemen

seems the last decade or so we have had ongoing problems with finding high quality d-men at the draft. went back on HockeyDB to the year 2000 and i was amazed at how inept this franchise was at finding effective NHL d-men. i mean just NHL d-men and not just potential franchise ones. from 2000 on, and i won't include recent drafts for they are still in the developmental stage, only Matt Greene, Jeff Petry and Theo Peckham have played more than a handful of NHL games. and you wonder why this team is always struggling at the defense position....that's a lot of years of shooting mostly blanks with defenseman picks. let's hope that the last few years picks like Klefbom, Musil, Marincin, Gernat, Simpson and Davidson, as well as whoever they pick at this years draft can help us permanenty build a strong defensive prospect system. thoughts?

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