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08-18-2013, 07:25 PM
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Sheeshta
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Originally Posted by Tedi View Post
What?? On a team full of relatively young guys, all we have to rely on is their progression. RNH had a down year so that is the basis for all future developments. I do expect the Oil to be better this year, dramatically? well maybe I wouldn't go to that extent.
The problem with last year's team wasn't the kids (with the exception of J. Schultz and Yak being atrocious defensively, which was a problem). They were a dominant line, plus Yak who scored a bunch of points in garbage time at the end of the season. Them being that small percentage more dominant won't get the team anywhere of note.

Thought experiment: if every "kid" (Eberle, RNH, Yak, Hall, Schultz) on the team manages to have a better season (a massively unlikely thing), how many more points do the Oilers have at the end of the year?

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