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02-24-2014, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by nexttothemoon View Post
There is NO reason the PP shouldn't be as good or better this year.

They've been relatively healthy (except for Gagner early on)... and have added Perron who is a sniper.

There is no reason this team can't ice at least one absolutely lethal PP unit and another very decent one.

That's one area where Eakins gets no benefit of the doubt. If Krueger had a great PP last year with lesser personnel... the regression this year is squarely on the heads of the coaching staff in not getting the most out of those offensive assets that they have out there.
Absolutely. Common sense explains the problem. The 1-3-1 is a PP for an experienced unit that doesn't cough up the puck or makes bad decisions. The oilers r no where near ready for only one dman on the point. How can anyone not see this? The only explanation is he is practicing for the future.

Like the swarm defence, he seems to decide on these complicated systems without any regard for the personnel. The Oilers should be playing the simplest of systems.

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