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12-10-2013, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Liferleafer View Post
Great, and what does his 9 points in 29 games and his -19 this season tell you?
That he's struggling in his 2nd season, as many young players have before him.

Originally Posted by Liferleafer View Post
On this i will agree, however, whether now or later if the situation arises that the Oilers can upgrade their D (significantly) i think they have to do it.
Perhaps. A lot will depend on what kinds of trades or signings happen in the next year or two. It also depends on how Nurse develops. He's certainly looking very promising in the OHL this year.

But I do agree that if the Oilers can't solve their defensive issues through those means, they will likely have to offer up one of their wingers for help on the back end.

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