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02-26-2014, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Moose Coleman View Post
Hemsky is a guy who can drive possession a lot more than either of those guys, which IMO makes him more valuable as a defensive player.

He's proven he can play a third line role just fine. Given the choice, I'd rather they keep a guy on the third line who can play higher in the order than a guy like Hendricks for whom third line checking duties is the ceiling. That's depth.
It's definitely good to have depth, but having depth on the wings is the worst position to have it in. The team would be much better with depth at center or defence.

Think of it this way - imagine the Oilers go into Free Agency without any of their current UFAs on the roster. MacT then signs a 2nd-line, injury prone, 0.62 ppg scoring winger. Would you have prefered he spent that money on a position where we currently have glaring holes? i.e., Center, defense, goal - pretty much any other position. I know what I would prefer.

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