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01-19-2004, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by elphy101
Yep I agree completely with your statements. If Oilers fans made these kinds of comments about Niinimaa before last years trade deadline, it would have been blasphemous. He was by far our top defensemen. If we got him back, he would still be our #1. However, Brewer has really progressed recently and the gap between him and Niinimaa is significantly smaller. As well, Jason Smith has elevated his play this year, and his performance this year puts him up there with those two. However, Niinimaa would still be Edmonton's #1.

My points exactly. And, btw, I've always agreed with Oiler fans about Brewer, and Brewer's value.

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