Oilers defense for 2013/14
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07-09-2013, 05:05 PM
Cant Have McTkachev
Join Date: Nov 2004
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undervaluing everyone here..
Smid a #4 ?
What more does he need to do to be considered a top pairing defensive Dman?
Between Smid and Ference we have the LD spots on '2a' and '2b' pairings covered.. Belov, Klefbom and Nick can fight for the last LD spot on the bottom pairing. If Klefbom proves he is NHL ready, playing on the third pairing would not burn him out.
I think Petry is a good #4 and so would be J.Schultz. Neither of them should be on the bottom pairing in NHL. Klebom-N.Schultz pairing could be good as 3rd pairing.
Ideally we get a #1 RD bumping down Justin and Petry a notch. Hoping one of these 2 take a step up and take over that role.
Other than that our D is set.
play more than 20 minutes a game?
Smid was 3rd in total icetime on the team and 3rd in ES minutes..J.Schultz and Petry and more minutes than Smid...on a putrid defensive team
maybe we accept him as a really good #4?
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