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07-10-2013, 10:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Staghorn View Post
Can someone please explain to me the allure of Braden Coburn? I don't think he's much of an improvement on Smid or N Schultz... Am I seeing it wrong? Certainly hasn't proven to be a top pairing guy yet, and one has to wonder if he was "so valuable" why PHI would let him leave..??
Did you see him in the playoffs when they went to the cup in 2010? If he is anything like the player he was then, he is exactly what the oilers need. 6'5" can skate, plays physical and is competent with the puck. Our D core for next year does not appear to be close to playoff caliber.

Ference - Schultz
Smid - Petry
Belov/N.Schultz/ - Larsen/Potter

Maybe one of the rookies steps in and makes a difference but those are the 1 way contracts. I would love it if the Oil could get the depth to where we see Petry on the right side of the third pairing this year.

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