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09-05-2013, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by SK13 View Post
On the merit of the natural progression of a young, talented team - not because they stepped up in free agency or the trade market and plugged the holes.

It doesn't take a genius hockey mind to throw money at players like Hudler and Wideman and pretend they're the solution.
Hey, I hope you're right. If the Oilers struggle out of the gate I hope that MacTavish doesn't sit on his hands and "evaluate" like Tambellini did.

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He blusters about truculence, but have you watched the Leafs? Soft as we are.
And yet they still pushed the Oilers around the ice during the 11/12 season.

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They're just a near assurance of it.

I'll reiterate an earlier point: Based on what you would consider trackable progression and league history, it would not be reasonable to suggest Baertschi WILL be an elite player.
I'll start placing value on top 3 talent when the wins start coming.

Based on what I saw during the 2012 WHL final Bärtschi is going to be a star and a pain in the ass for us for many years. He was by far the most impressive player that I saw during those playoffs.

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