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07-12-2013, 11:46 PM
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Oilers top 6 = skill with no size
Oiler bottom 6 = no skill
Not a recipe for success but hey it's blue sky, skittles and unicorns season so enjoy.
It's not a recipe for success if we're trying to play Kings/Blues style hockey, but that's not the style we're incorporating. Detroit has had few problems the past 5 years despite icing a smaller top 6. What they do have working in their favour is their smaller stars (Z, Dats) play with a consistent grit/compete level, a consistency we haven't seen as much of from our guys. Could part of that be the learning curve a 19-22 year old might face in learning to be a pro? Of course. Does it appear we have the right coach to get this consistency out of them? I think so. In this trade, did we acquire a player who has shown a greater level of grit/compete/consistency for one who did not? Without question.
Maybe this isn't the season to break out the skittles and unicorns, but I don't know why your forecast is storm clouds, AIDS and dead babies.
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