Oilers defense for 2013/14
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07-10-2013, 06:01 PM
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You'll have to forgive me lack of knowledge of advanced stats. But if a guy like Potter looks great using them, then I would say there are problems with those stats. He certainly fails the eye test badly.
I am just amazed how short the memory on HF is. Gilbert was bought out because Minnie was in a cap crunch and couldn't get rid of Heatley, not because he isn't an NHL level d-man. If they could have fit him in, he'd still be there.
I am shocked so many people would prefer Potter. I just couldn't disagree with that more.
He fails the eye test, but when he wasn't paired with Whitney last season his #'s for shots generated vs shots against were up.
Fistric's were also up without Whitney. Potter may have had the odd blue line gaffs and had problems keeping the puck in, but Whitney was dragging him down. Just like Whitney was dragging down Fistric when paired with him as well.
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