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 What happened to Oscar? [message #708979]
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He looks completely lost out there right now. Is his hockey IQ just THAT low, or is he suffering from some sort of chronic brain cramp malady?

Watching him completely leave Hertl open tonight was just infuriating. He is making indefensible plays, over and over and over again.

Oscar and Cam are by far the biggest disappointments of this season for me.



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HamBlaster wrote on Sun, 11 February 2018 00:47

He looks completely lost out there right now. Is his hockey IQ just THAT low, or is he suffering from some sort of chronic brain cramp malady?

Watching him completely leave Hertl open tonight was just infuriating. He is making indefensible plays, over and over and over again.

Oscar and Cam are by far the biggest disappointments of this season for me.


Both have had injury issues. Both have played through said injury issues. Both probably should have taken more time off.

The system doesn't help with Klefbom either. From day one this year, the Oilers have tried to shoot from the top of the zone the second the defenceman has the puck, with no regard for whether there's a guy in front. The coaches are calling for players to race to get that shot off as quick as possible, and you can see the results in the numbers.

Last year, in 80 games, Klefbom had 201 shots and a 6.0% shooting percentage. This year, his shooting rate has increased - he's had 150 shots in 50 games - on pace for about 240 on the year...but his shooting percentage has dropped off to 2.0%. That ties his career low, from his first full season in the league.

Assuming we get a coaching change this summer, I think Klefbom will be primed for a bounce-back year, especially if he's allowed to properly rehab his injury. Of course, given that the team loves to trade players at their historical low, he may be wearing a different jersey as he bounces back...



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Adam wrote on Sun, 11 February 2018 01:02



The system doesn't help with Klefbom either. From day one this year, the Oilers have tried to shoot from the top of the zone the second the defenceman has the puck, with no regard for whether there's a guy in front. The coaches are calling for players to race to get that shot off as quick as possible, and you can see the results in the numbers.

Last year, in 80 games, Klefbom had 201 shots and a 6.0% shooting percentage. This year, his shooting rate has increased - he's had 150 shots in 50 games - on pace for about 240 on the year...but his shooting percentage has dropped off to 2.0%. That ties his career low, from his first full season in the league.



I remember an interview earlier this year where he said he was having problems with his slap shot because of an upper body injury. But he's also been shooting at crests without screens all season and, like you say, it looks like it's part of some kind of coaching strategy. Not effective at all, in the same interview he admitted being out of shape at the start of the season.

If we count last year as his first real season, hopefully this is just a sophomore jinx or a playoff hangover.




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HamBlaster wrote on Sat, 10 February 2018 23:47

He looks completely lost out there right now. Is his hockey IQ just THAT low, or is he suffering from some sort of chronic brain cramp malady?

Watching him completely leave Hertl open tonight was just infuriating. He is making indefensible plays, over and over and over again.

Oscar and Cam are by far the biggest disappointments of this season for me.


Man I'm with you there. I don't think its recent. He's always seemed to be a little dopey out there to me, the boy is not a quick thinker. Slow to react, and boots are too slow to recover.

Not sure what to do with him. You can train physically to get faster, but what do you do to think faster and smarter, you'd think it would be good coaching...



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I'm guessing he is fighting a injury. Seems slow. Isn't very physical. Always tries for the easy play. Almost like he is nursing something. He's too good to be playing this way for no reason.


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Babaganoosh wrote on Sun, 11 February 2018 03:34

I'm guessing he is fighting a injury. Seems slow. Isn't very physical. Always tries for the easy play. Almost like he is nursing something. He's too good to be playing this way for no reason.

He’s good, but he’s just not a smart hockey player.

Hopefully he’s just a slower learner and he can work it out of his game like Niinimaa started to do after considerable time. It’s not just in his own end either. He can be a offensive simpleton. He often turns what is shaping up to be a Grade A chance into nothing.

Some players can’t get faster. Some players hands can only be so good. I hope he starts to learn. If it’s confidence at the NHL level, I hope he finds it here in Edmonton before this org flushes him down the toilet in a bad deal.



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g2k wrote on Sun, 11 February 2018 09:14

Babaganoosh wrote on Sun, 11 February 2018 03:34

I'm guessing he is fighting a injury. Seems slow. Isn't very physical. Always tries for the easy play. Almost like he is nursing something. He's too good to be playing this way for no reason.

He’s good, but he’s just not a smart hockey player.

Hopefully he’s just a slower learner and he can work it out of his game like Niinimaa started to do after considerable time. It’s not just in his own end either. He can be a offensive simpleton. He often turns what is shaping up to be a Grade A chance into nothing.

Some players can’t get faster. Some players hands can only be so good. I hope he starts to learn. If it’s confidence at the NHL level, I hope he finds it here in Edmonton before this org flushes him down the toilet in a bad deal.

I don't buy that for a second. He was our best dman last year. I think a drop off like this runs deeper then he just suddenly forgot to play hockey.



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Babaganoosh wrote on Sun, 11 February 2018 12:59

g2k wrote on Sun, 11 February 2018 09:14

Babaganoosh wrote on Sun, 11 February 2018 03:34

I'm guessing he is fighting a injury. Seems slow. Isn't very physical. Always tries for the easy play. Almost like he is nursing something. He's too good to be playing this way for no reason.

He’s good, but he’s just not a smart hockey player.

Hopefully he’s just a slower learner and he can work it out of his game like Niinimaa started to do after considerable time. It’s not just in his own end either. He can be a offensive simpleton. He often turns what is shaping up to be a Grade A chance into nothing.

Some players can’t get faster. Some players hands can only be so good. I hope he starts to learn. If it’s confidence at the NHL level, I hope he finds it here in Edmonton before this org flushes him down the toilet in a bad deal.

I don't buy that for a second. He was our best dman last year. I think a drop off like this runs deeper then he just suddenly forgot to play hockey.

He certainly did play with a lot more confidence in his game last year. There were head scratchers some nights, but easier to forget with his overall play.

I guess it’s easy to overlook how badly his injury is hampering him without knowing how bad it actually is. Hopefully they are not using him foolishly. The season is a wash anyway.



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Someone pointed out his infection a couple years ago after a simple surgery. I wonder if he is just super scared of getting any surgery again unless it's absolutely necessary, even though it could have been the best way to fix his shoulder injury from last playoffs.


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I think most of us are speculating that there are nagging injuries but aside from that brief stint where he missed some games, there hasn't been much of substance, much information about player ailments.

Confidence is a fragile thing. You combine that with any sort of injury, and the team having a bad year, it's going to make for a tough situation. Just hope he can have bounce back year next season. Hope for the best is all we can do really, cuz it's not pretty right now.



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philly boy wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 09:54

I think most of us are speculating that there are nagging injuries but aside from that brief stint where he missed some games, there hasn't been much of substance, much information about player ailments.

Confidence is a fragile thing. You combine that with any sort of injury, and the team having a bad year, it's going to make for a tough situation. Just hope he can have bounce back year next season. Hope for the best is all we can do really, cuz it's not pretty right now.


Here's an article talking about his shoulder from late December. Basically, he's been hurt all year and says it's taken a toll on his play.

https://globalnews.ca/news/3936951/oscar-klefbom-ready-to-re turn-after-missing-last-3-edmonton-oilers-games/

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Oscar Klefbom should return from a shoulder injury Friday night when the Edmonton Oilers host the Chicago Blackhawks.

Klefbom only missed three games, but he hasn’t been right all season.

“It’s been a rough season,” Klefbom said on Thursday. “There’s been a lot of medication and tough games.”

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“He’s had some problems, not severe enough to keep him out of the lineup, but bad enough to affect his play,” head coach Todd McLellan said. “He needed this time. He looks a lot more chipper. He looks a little more confident now.”

Klefbom got an injection in the shoulder last week. He originally started having issues with it in the 2017 playoffs. It limited him physically and took a bite out of his confidence as well.

“It’s pretty tough when you know you’re not 100 per cent,” Klefbom said.



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Adam wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 10:33

philly boy wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 09:54

I think most of us are speculating that there are nagging injuries but aside from that brief stint where he missed some games, there hasn't been much of substance, much information about player ailments.

Confidence is a fragile thing. You combine that with any sort of injury, and the team having a bad year, it's going to make for a tough situation. Just hope he can have bounce back year next season. Hope for the best is all we can do really, cuz it's not pretty right now.


Here's an article talking about his shoulder from late December. Basically, he's been hurt all year and says it's taken a toll on his play.

https://globalnews.ca/news/3936951/oscar-klefbom-ready-to-re turn-after-missing-last-3-edmonton-oilers-games/

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Oscar Klefbom should return from a shoulder injury Friday night when the Edmonton Oilers host the Chicago Blackhawks.

Klefbom only missed three games, but he hasn’t been right all season.

“It’s been a rough season,” Klefbom said on Thursday. “There’s been a lot of medication and tough games.”

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“He’s had some problems, not severe enough to keep him out of the lineup, but bad enough to affect his play,” head coach Todd McLellan said. “He needed this time. He looks a lot more chipper. He looks a little more confident now.”

Klefbom got an injection in the shoulder last week. He originally started having issues with it in the 2017 playoffs. It limited him physically and took a bite out of his confidence as well.

“It’s pretty tough when you know you’re not 100 per cent,” Klefbom said.



I vaguely recall this. As you said, this occurred back in December. Back when there was still a shred of hope. They made their "run" and playoffs are out of the picture. If this is still the case, why not shut him down for the season?

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Adam wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 10:33

philly boy wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 09:54

I think most of us are speculating that there are nagging injuries but aside from that brief stint where he missed some games, there hasn't been much of substance, much information about player ailments.

Confidence is a fragile thing. You combine that with any sort of injury, and the team having a bad year, it's going to make for a tough situation. Just hope he can have bounce back year next season. Hope for the best is all we can do really, cuz it's not pretty right now.


Here's an article talking about his shoulder from late December. Basically, he's been hurt all year and says it's taken a toll on his play.

https://globalnews.ca/news/3936951/oscar-klefbom-ready-to-re turn-after-missing-last-3-edmonton-oilers-games/

Quote:

Oscar Klefbom should return from a shoulder injury Friday night when the Edmonton Oilers host the Chicago Blackhawks.

Klefbom only missed three games, but he hasn’t been right all season.

“It’s been a rough season,” Klefbom said on Thursday. “There’s been a lot of medication and tough games.”

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“He’s had some problems, not severe enough to keep him out of the lineup, but bad enough to affect his play,” head coach Todd McLellan said. “He needed this time. He looks a lot more chipper. He looks a little more confident now.”

Klefbom got an injection in the shoulder last week. He originally started having issues with it in the 2017 playoffs. It limited him physically and took a bite out of his confidence as well.

“It’s pretty tough when you know you’re not 100 per cent,” Klefbom said.



Chia talked about how they have been trying to help him through an injury all year too I believe.

I expect both Klef and Sek to have good bounce back years next season. Just hope it's under a better coaching staff too.



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Kr55 wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 11:31


I expect both Klef and Sek to have good bounce back years next season. Just hope it's under a better coaching staff too.


You may want to clarify that wish when it comes to Klefbom...

The Oilers may very well make it come true, just not the way you hope for...



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Adam wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 11:34

Kr55 wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 11:31


I expect both Klef and Sek to have good bounce back years next season. Just hope it's under a better coaching staff too.


You may want to clarify that wish when it comes to Klefbom...

The Oilers may very well make it come true, just not the way you hope for...


I actually thought that right after I wrote it, but didn't feel like making the edit :)



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Who needs him? K Lowe the 2nd is chomping at his heels anyways.


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So we're risking the long term health of one of our best defensemen for what? More reasons to ax them. How far up their fudgeknots is their brains?


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If Klef does in fact need shoulder surgery there is absolutely no reason not to have him do that right now. Maybe they're preceding in hopes that he doesn't require surgery?


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You think the greatest team in history didn't play through a couple injuries? Guy needs to man up if he doesn't want to get traded to a less prestigious franchise.


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CrudeRemarks wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 13:28

You think the greatest team in history didn't play through a couple injuries? Guy needs to man up if he doesn't want to get traded to a less prestigious franchise.

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CrudeRemarks wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 13:28

You think the greatest team in history didn't play through a couple injuries? Guy needs to man up if he doesn't want to get traded to a less prestigious franchise.


Hey Eddie Shore. Can you hear us back there in the 50's. Look at how valuable of an asset players are. Is it worth risking the long term value of said asset by playing him hurt during a lost season. My only guess is the Oilers are hushing it up cause they want to move him now.



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CrudeRemarks wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 14:10

Oh did i forget to use the sarcasm font?

It's getting harder to tell nowadays really. The line between sarcasm and genuine idiocy is getting harder to distinguish. Good show old boy. You got me!



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CrudeRemarks wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 13:10

Oh did i forget to use the sarcasm font?


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Babaganoosh wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 14:01

CrudeRemarks wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 13:28

You think the greatest team in history didn't play through a couple injuries? Guy needs to man up if he doesn't want to get traded to a less prestigious franchise.

My only guess is the Oilers are hushing it up cause they want to move him now.

Ugh. My heart sank from reading this.

It’s quite plausible given the people driving this crazy train.

I’m starting to wonder where my final straw is with this team. I feel it’s near.



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Gator21 wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 13:22

If Klef does in fact need shoulder surgery there is absolutely no reason not to have him do that right now. Maybe they're preceding in hopes that he doesn't require surgery?


Can't force a guy to have surgery. I honestly wonder if Klef is afraid to go through something again like he did with his ankle. Maybe his body just really sucks at dealing with infections.



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Kr55 wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 13:51

Gator21 wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 13:22

If Klef does in fact need shoulder surgery there is absolutely no reason not to have him do that right now. Maybe they're preceding in hopes that he doesn't require surgery?


Can't force a guy to have surgery. I honestly wonder if Klef is afraid to go through something again like he did with his ankle. Maybe his body just really sucks at dealing with infections.


There was a time prior to last year where I thought the Oilers should trade Klefbom strictly because I didn't have confidence in his ability to stay healthy. He's missed A LOT of time in his career, and if it is the cause of his play this year, then it is both understandable and a concern.

I'm not in a place where I think they should trade Klefbom right now; he has a sweetheart deal when his game is on. But it is a troubling aspect to Oscar.



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He needs to be on the IR, his shoulder is messed up..


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Rocksteady wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 10:02

He needs to be on the IR, his shoulder is messed up..

Ah the traditional Oilers shoulder injury. It's looking more and more like he'll get the Nuge treatment.



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He has some brain cramps (always has), but most NHL D-men do from time to time. Larsson is considered a good defensive d-man, but even he has bad games sometimes.

The problem this year for Oscar is that the bad is outweighing the good. I can't for certain state that his defense has gotten worse (I remember the brain cramps happening before), but it's obvious his offense is hurting. Where did his slapshot go? That was a killer weapon last year. Now it's nowhere to be found. It has to be an injury.

Don't trade Kelfbom please. He will get better. Nurse and Klefbom can be a great 1/2 on the left side for years to come. Sekera should recover from his injury too, but he's not getting younger. If they trade Kelfbom for a winger, it will create a hole on left D.



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 Re: What happened to Oscar? [message #711296 is a reply to message #709059 ]
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Steve wrote on Mon, 12 February 2018 14:13

He has some brain cramps (always has), but most NHL D-men do from time to time. Larsson is considered a good defensive d-man, but even he has bad games sometimes.

The problem this year for Oscar is that the bad is outweighing the good. I can't for certain state that his defense has gotten worse (I remember the brain cramps happening before), but it's obvious his offense is hurting. Where did his slapshot go? That was a killer weapon last year. Now it's nowhere to be found. It has to be an injury.

Don't trade Kelfbom please. He will get better. Nurse and Klefbom can be a great 1/2 on the left side for years to come. Sekera should recover from his injury too, but he's not getting younger. If they trade Kelfbom for a winger, it will create a hole on left D.


I agree, trading him would be another mistake at this point. A nagging injury could lead to tentative play which could lead to what looks like full blown brain cramps and lack of confidence, but until he is 100% again we won't know for sure. The season is lost anyway, rest him if you have to.



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 Re: What happened to Oscar? [message #711113 is a reply to message #708979 ]
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Klefbom says his shoulder feels good, but he says he'd prefer not to go to Worlds so he can get in a good summer of rehab.



So, "feels good", but needs a summer of rehab still.

I dunno, that doesn't actually sound very promising. Really sounds like he needs a surgery to actually fix what is wrong.



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 Re: What happened to Oscar? [message #711114 is a reply to message #711113 ]
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Kr55 wrote on Mon, 05 March 2018 14:16

Reid Wilkins @ReidWilkins
Klefbom says his shoulder feels good, but he says he'd prefer not to go to Worlds so he can get in a good summer of rehab.



So, "feels good", but needs a summer of rehab still.

I dunno, that doesn't actually sound very promising. Really sounds like he needs a surgery to actually fix what is wrong.


Sounds like he needs to be shut down, for the season. Seriously.



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 Re: What happened to Oscar? [message #711117 is a reply to message #711114 ]
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I am glad that Klefbom doesn't intend on going to the worlds. If he was thinking about it, I would hope the team tells him a flat out no freaking chance. He needs to do whatever the hell he has too, to get right.

Klefbom is becoming a concern to me. First, he has been hurt more than he has been healthy so I hope he isn't one of those who get's hurt constantly. Secondly, I am worry about his defensive decision making. If it's his shoulder that has been a problem early on, that would affect him shooting wise but it shouldn't affect his decision making. He gets caught WAY too much either not picking up the man, being in no mans land, making incorrect reads or flat out doing dumb things defensively.

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 Re: What happened to Oscar? [message #711120 is a reply to message #711117 ]
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RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 05 March 2018 14:33

He needs to do whatever the hell he has too, to get right.


Like shutting it down for the remainder of this season. If he doesn't feel comfortable playing past April 7, why risk more damage playing out the remainder of this season?



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 Re: What happened to Oscar? [message #711121 is a reply to message #711120 ]
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OilMJMOil wrote on Mon, 05 March 2018 13:38

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 05 March 2018 14:33

He needs to do whatever the hell he has too, to get right.


Like shutting it down for the remainder of this season. If he doesn't feel comfortable playing past April 7, why risk more damage playing out the remainder of this season?


When Larsson is back, I don't know why the Oilers wouldn't consider shutting down either Sekera or Klefbom. If they're playing hurt, what's the point? It's not like it's going to save the season.



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 Re: What happened to Oscar? [message #711122 is a reply to message #711121 ]
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Adam wrote on Mon, 05 March 2018 13:41

OilMJMOil wrote on Mon, 05 March 2018 13:38

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 05 March 2018 14:33

He needs to do whatever the hell he has too, to get right.


Like shutting it down for the remainder of this season. If he doesn't feel comfortable playing past April 7, why risk more damage playing out the remainder of this season?


When Larsson is back, I don't know why the Oilers wouldn't consider shutting down either Sekera or Klefbom. If they're playing hurt, what's the point? It's not like it's going to save the season.


There are a couple big jobs on the line though :)



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 Re: What happened to Oscar? [message #711124 is a reply to message #711121 ]
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Adam wrote on Mon, 05 March 2018 14:41

OilMJMOil wrote on Mon, 05 March 2018 13:38

RDOilerfan wrote on Mon, 05 March 2018 14:33

He needs to do whatever the hell he has too, to get right.


Like shutting it down for the remainder of this season. If he doesn't feel comfortable playing past April 7, why risk more damage playing out the remainder of this season?


When Larsson is back, I don't know why the Oilers wouldn't consider shutting down either Sekera or Klefbom. If they're playing hurt, what's the point? It's not like it's going to save the season.


Agreed - Larsson is back, not expected to play tonight though. Them getting hurt (further) now just lessens their trade value for Captain Harvard to acquire more NCAA players.



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 Re: What happened to Oscar? [message #711136 is a reply to message #708979 ]
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HamBlaster wrote on Sat, 10 February 2018 23:47

He looks completely lost out there right now. 1) Is his hockey IQ just THAT low, or 2) is he suffering from some sort of chronic brain cramp malady?

Watching him completely leave Hertl open tonight was just infuriating. 3) He is making indefensible plays, over and over and over again.

Oscar and Cam are 4) by far the biggest disappointments of this season for me.



1) Yes, and 2) Yes. I don't buy his shoulder injury being that big a factor in his performance, his worst problem is his repetitive brain cramps and game IQ .. unless of course he's suffering continual concussion symptoms as well.

3) Agree and 4) Agree, except I'd throw in Lucic in there as well

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 Re: What happened to Oscar? [message #711208 is a reply to message #711136 ]
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Admin please delete this thread. Klefbom is clearly fixed after last night.


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