Corey Potter and Denis Grebeshkov [UPD: Both Clear; Assigned to OKC]
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10-30-2013, 12:30 PM
Join Date: Aug 2010
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Ah JJ, don't let basic stats keep you from the truth.
Potter played 33 games last year, scored 4 points (replaced on the PP by Schultz) and had the best plus minus of any Oiler with plus 8. He only had six penalty minutes so posters can't make up stuff like he cost the team bad penalties. He clearly didn't.
By comparison, Nick Schultz had a -13 in 48 games and Justin Schultz had a -17 in 48 games.
In case you don't realize what plus minus means - despite the reputation that Justin Schultz is some type of wunderkid, he was on the ice for 17 more goals against than for (excepting pp and pk).
Potter was quite acceptable as a 5/6/7 dman for the Oilers last year.
Even though I'll admit that he did play against lesser competition, you can't overlook the fact that he did a fine job against that competition. Classic case of scapegoating imo, there were much better people to blame for our poor D last year.
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