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02-10-2014, 10:31 PM
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I wanted to point also though that in years past with Brewer/Smyth it seemed like Lowe had more pull in getting in his own guys playing there. Is he not have any influence, and are Oiler players getting less respect around the league than they should.
Smyth scored 39 goals back in the day, and he was dominant along the boards and great in front of the net. He was useful as a role player on a good team and there are always a few 1st line nhl'ers who make the national team in that capacity. I don't think anyone sees Hall as a role player, so he has to make the team as a top 6 fwd.
Are Oilers getting less respect than they should? I dunno, seems like most Oiler fans hate 1/2 the players on the roster so I don't know if anyone else can diss them as bad as we do.
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