Trade Rumors and Proposals Thread III: "Hemsky Off The Market" - MacT Presser
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09-06-2013, 12:43 PM
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I'm not here to imply that you're racist or anything, but why Peckham? We've had a ton of crappy d-men in the last 3-4 years, why not Plante or Teubert who were both worse than Peckham? The fact that they are both of African descent on a team with few players of African descent in the last 2-5 years makes it look like you are comparing them due to other factors other than on ice play. That is all that others are trying to get at here.
It's a comparison that gets talked about as if it's a racial one, but the thing is they do have similarities. Both play a physical game and Peckham did get caught a lot.
Why not plante or teubert? Maybe because they never were really Oilers? Peckham played 160 games as an Oiler.
The only issue I have is Peckham was a 75th overall pick and Nurse 7th. To start comparing Nurse to Peckham this early just doesn't seem fair to Nurse. He is expected to get lit up from time to time still. He's very raw and has some years to go.
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