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08-13-2013, 12:41 AM
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nexttothemoon
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I honestly don't see the Oilers finishing above 6th in the Pacific division.

Calgary is the only team the Oilers "should" be able to finish ahead of... and who knows, if Calgary can get solid goaltending (though doubtful)... the Oilers could conceivably finish in the basement in the Pacific.

I'm being realistic when I say the Oilers defense is mediocre, goaltending is average at best with Labarbera being a step down from Khabi imo... and the bottom 6 is still mediocre.

The only area where the Oilers excel is a great top 6 but a lot of other teams have a good top 6 as well.

I think it all adds up to yet another tough season ahead... and a playoff spot is a very big longshot instead of a decent possibility.

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