Really? Petry is a #4 Dman that was asked to be a #1. Playing in his first full NHL season, of course he was going I get burned playing against the oppositions best players from time to time. He was playing in a role that he likely will never be ready for. 25 minutes a night isn't easy when you're better suited for 18-21 minutes.
Maybe I should post that video of RNH undressing Lidstrom by putting the puck between his legs. Apparently a 10 second clip is all you need to see to judge a player.
Some of those clips confirm to those who feel that Petry's a #1/2 that they're likely wrong. However, he's been cutting his teeth along with many other Oilers this, his first, year.
If anyone's now interested in compiling some of Gardiner's boo boos this year, feel free. They be out there.
The other thing is that you could make a highlight reel of EVERY d-man in the NHL getting burned like that. It happened this year to Lidstrom by the hands of Jordan Eberle. Made him look like a rookie d-man.
so still no respect for Petry after he played for the States at the world championships or what?
Probably not a good idea to try to pump Petry after the WC's. He did display some occasional offensive creativity, but he was a liability defensively for several games, including the quarterfinal where he was somewhat to blame for the game-winning goal.
I still like him, and he has a chance to develop into a good number 3/4 defensemen, but the case could be made that he took a step backwards at the tournament.