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12-23-2013, 03:19 PM
Where's the Hart?
Join Date: Oct 2007
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I think it's kind of overreaction though, because right now we lack defensive forwards, so some people go really far with getting that type of player, but with that roster, the complaints then would then become "we don't have an elite offensive center".
If you can get a Sean Couturier alone that solves most of the problems the Oilers have upfront honestly. Add in a role player like Clutterbuck from NYI or something and that significantly changes the forward mix.
Oilers have a lot of problems up front. Need balance throughout the line up. 2 of Eberle, Yakupov, and Hemsky need to go. We need a center to shelter RNH or trade him. We need wingers that can win board battles. On top of that how else would we get a top pairing dman and change the culture without moving Hall or Eberle+ the 1st? If we want to keep RNH then one of those other players/packages will need to be moved.
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