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11-02-2013, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by redgrant View Post
Does anyone have any theories as to why so many oilers get hurt? There are other small skilled teams in fact were playing one tonight in Detroit. It seems every game someone goes down. I'm tempted to have a poll asking "who gets hurt against detroit?".

Really frustrating.
The ice would contribute to some of it. Anybody thats played hockey hates playing on poor ice with ruts or alternately slush in it. Rexall ice is poor. Thats a contributing factor on some injuries. Small team, stupid team with little vet experience teaching kids what to avoid. Even the vets we have like Hemsky are dumb as hammers when it comes to sensibly avoiding trouble spots. This being a guy that got run by Regehr 3 times in one game. Twice headfirst into the boards.

When you got a team with this kind of on ice leadership a whole lot of stupid takes place out there.

Theres a meme of Hall rushing the puck against "Chara so I better keep my head down" It would be funny if not true. Hall fits the great lineage here of offering head on platter too many times. WE have a lot of guys that seem to not see hits coming.

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