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09-06-2013, 02:55 PM
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Great analysis, but I would think you are a year early on the comparison. We traded Smyth so we wouldn't "lose him for nothing" as a UFA, the Oil had no intention of rebuilding until the next year when Hemsky was injured, all of the old players regressed, and we basically didn't have an NHL caliber team. I believe that is the year you guys are in now.
After Smyth left the Oilers through pots of money at Vanek, then Penner. Then chased Heatley. And signed Khabibulin. traded for Erik Cole. Etcetera etcetera. Those were our Feaster years.
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