Steve Tambellini on the Oilers’ defence:
“It was part of it. I like the fact that he’s versatile and not locked in to one side. You know, our right side is pretty defined, I think, with Petry and Schultz and Potter. I’m looking for Potter, Corey to make a good step here as far as being an every day guy that we can count on because he have does have that ability. I think this acquisition just adds to that balance of puck moving and skill and we’re looking for some heaviness and difficult way that he plays.”
The right side of the Oilers’ defence has played a grand total of 179 games, an average of 59.67 each. Over on the left side, Nick Schultz has played 763. Ladislav Smid has played 409. Ryan Whitney has played 440. All three guys, if healthy, are legitimate top four defencemen.
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