I'm starting to hate this team in the same way I hated the Blatche/McGee Wizards. They're mine, but jeez I can't stand them at the moment.
I hate the way that instead of skating harder in transition and trying to back off a defenseman they just slow down, surrender and go with the fancy pants drop passes. North/south my ass. They're not in good enough shape for it nor do they have the mentality.
Oleksy has proven he belongs on this team....he's a solid 5-6 guy who holding his own with top minutes
He's gotta do it for more than a shortened season, but I think I agree with you. Assuming he plays decent the rest of the year, I'd pencil him in next offseason. There's something to be said for the edge he brings and the ability to simply get his shot off. Some of our other D's should take a long hard look at how simply but effectively he executes.