Thread: News Article: Odds The Oilers Make the Playoffs?
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09-06-2013, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by RustE View Post
Hemsky is not a bottom 6 player, Jones is way below average and Smyth isn't NHL calibre anymore. If they play significant minutes, forget playoffs. Eakins will have to play the top 6 into the ground if we are to see any post season play. Our only hope is Hamilton, Joensuu and Acton to beat out the two Ryans. If they can not beat out Smyth or Jones, then i have to question why we even bothered signing them.

Hemsky might be alright, but the best case would be if he eventually gets traded for a real 3rd line player.
Jones is above average. He had a bad year last year after coming back from having his eye completely messed up a few weeks before the season started. The two seasons before he was the perfect third liner, unfortunately because of injuries he was playing on the first or second lines and getting flak for not producing enough when playing over his head.

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