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10-30-2013, 11:55 AM
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Master Lok
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Originally Posted by Aerchon View Post
You looking for a scapegoat.

Eakins isn't it.
True that. After numerous coaching changes recently, but the same result - do people honestly expect another coach to make any difference here? Its the players.
Its the lineup. The kids aren't ready for first line duties and the list of injuries have really hurt.

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Originally Posted by Aerchon View Post
The teams real problem is individuals not playing a team game.

Taylor Hall: Took a massive step back and was a turn over machine/defensive liability.
Justin Shultz: Took a massive step back and is a turn over machine/defensive liability.
Yakupov: Took a massive step back and is a turn over machine/defensive liability.

The rest of the team has played from below average to omfg so good.

I don't know what you can do when you goaltender and 3 out of 5 of your "best" players are by far your worst except get them to play through it.
Agreed with you Aerchon that the Oilers young guns are not playing a team game. However Hall, Schultz and Yakupov didn't take a step back - they're just being exposed for what they are. They were the same last year (note Justin Schultz plus minus....) but were better hidden by a top five powerplay and penalty kill.

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