Sochi Hockey Thread (All Olympic Hockey Talk Here)
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02-10-2014, 10:56 PM
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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.
Speaking on behalf of Smyth those were the days where a guy like Draper, or Zamuner could make the team. Smyth and Brewer were picked solely on Lowe pulling for them Smyth scored 39 i think in his second season, he was always a 20-25 goal scorer. He did have the reputation from the Dallas playoffs to rise to the occasion.
Comparing him and Brewer to Hall or even Eberle is not comparable the latter 2 are at least team Canada noteworthy, with Hall being in the discussion. To me it seems like Oiler players get no respect at all, and i think many fans, and Gm's, coaches of other teams just undervalue them in potential acquisitions, ect.
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