Classic Oiler Youtube: A Time To Remember
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12-31-2013, 01:32 AM
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Edmonton, AB
Originally Posted by
The Perfect Human*
Watching these clips helps me relearn so much about some of these old players...
1) Hemsky is a magician - this is before opponents learned that he was a dangler before anything else. He was mystifying opponents with his moves, buying space on the PP, and making incredible passes. He has 100% confidence in his abilities - not afraid of any hits or anything. Awesome to watch
2) Pronger's abilities and skills are overrated by our fanbase. I mean, he's hands down the best Dman to ever play for this team, but it was more cerebral than "skill". He simply always made the right play, as simple as it was. He also never made mistakes. These are very simple concepts, but no one player really lives up to it. He reached a Lidstromian level in these playoffs. And to add to it, he was playing a ridiculous amount of minutes as well. What a player.
3) Steve Staios literally only did have one move with the puck on his stick in the defensive zone. Off the boards for the icing. No wonder we were so out-possessed and out-shot during that playoff run.
But Coffey is the best dman to have ever played for our team.
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