Thread: Salary Cap: The Oilers and the cap
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07-29-2013, 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by The Perfect Human View Post
The complete disregard for Dubnyk's ridonkulous performances in many games this year blows my mind. The guy single handedly guided this team to victory on multiple occasions.

Stuff like that goes unnoticed when the team can't finish outside the bottom-10. Yet we spend all day gushing about the future escapades of our "elite core" - they've done nothing.
I agree. The problem is when the team doesn't finish above top ten, the fans need someone to pin the blame on. While the "elite" core hasn't done anything yet, the fans won't blame them because they are the "future," young, shinny, and expected to keep improving.

Funny thing is, Dubnyk isn't that old, and should also be improving as the years go by and he earns more playing time in more situations (similar to the core). Yet, because he's not the shinny choice, he gets most of the blame, rather than support to keep improving.

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