FA Signings, Trade Rumors and Proposals Thread IX:
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11-02-2013, 12:38 AM
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Yeah because the Flyers are doing great with all those big bodies.
You need goaltending to win, it doesn't matter how big your team is. Trading for Simmonds (which the Flyers won't do) won't stop the puck from going in the net.
The team has the highest GAA in the league AINEC. So trading for forwards is obviously going to help that, right?
Part of the reason why the GA is so high is because the forwards are one dimensional and weak on the puck so a lot of the play winds up being in the defensive zone due to lack of any cycle game and not being able to clear the defensive zone. The Oilers are so easy to play against and some of that has to do with a bad mix up front.
Goaltending is obviously an issue but you act like better goaltending will cure all the Oilers ills. It'll help for sure but it's still not close to a playoff team even with solid goaltending due to the team playing in front of the goalie being such a chaotic mess.
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