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02-27-2014, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by ScrillaVilla View Post
Sooooo... do points (you know, things equating to scoring goals) win hockey games or do intangibles?

Remember Hemmer during the 06 cup run? That was a player I'd have to say was bringing all sorts of "intangibles" to the ice.
I guess it would be difficult to understand how important those other "intangibles" are to a team if you are a younger fan and and have grown up watching the Katz edition of the Oilers. This team is seriously lacking in the type of players required to be able to win anything. The thirty pints a year that Hemsky scores don't help this team win anything. If he could kill penalties or throw some body checks or even be a good mentor to the younger players then those 30 points would mean more. Those points by itself don't mean much. Similar argument can be made about Gagner.

Incidentally, that 06 team was filled with those types of players. You could go up and down the lineup and find them. Sadly, most of them left that summer and the ones that didn't haven't played that way since.

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