Discussion in 'Edmonton Oilers' started by replacement, Jan 11, 2019.
It's funny how some of us can eat crow and admit it but then there's guys like them who can't
Well that is simply not true. Nurse has looked good the entire season. Some people just don't want to admit it. Guy has been getting better every year and always been a solid player for the Oilers every one of them.
Not sure what some people expect of the player but the guy has done what has been asked of him.
Haha. I wasn't trying to call them out. Was just concerned what happened to these 2 posters. Haven't seen them post in awhile
The problem Nurse had early on was some pretty bad mistakes, now if he makes one real blunder in a game and some people just can't let it go. Fact is you watch any team as much as you watch the Oilers and you'll see other high end players make mistakes too. It's what they do after those mistakes that you have to watch for. Does that one mistake ruin a guys game and result in more? Or does the player rebound from that and tighten up?
Nurse has also spent a lot of time working on some of the smaller parts of the game. Oates showing him how to be more effective to gain a half a second in the corners is probably something that you can't really quantify, but if he didn't work on that would he be the guy he was that got his current contract?
I also think people should listen to a guy like Struds break things down. Far too often d-men get picked apart for bad plays, but there are so many little things that a d-man can do that are quite impactful that just never get the kudos
With that being said there will always be some that will never like a guy no matter what they do.
jts is posting under Lord something or other. Seems like living in the UK for so long the delusions of grandeur finally went to his head.
How long have we been waiting for someone on the backend to eat minutes and take pressure off the other dmen who seemed to always have to play over the heads. It just provides some stability in a season that could have easily gone the other way with all the injuries. I always thought Nurse does better when he has a bigger role, playing more minutes but he is exceeding expectations. Mentally he looks focused on his job, nothing is getting under his skin.
On top of all that the d-core have been taking pressure off the whole "Oilers have no depth scoring" with our D actually chipping in on the scoresheet. Shots from the blueline actually feel like scoring opportunities this year. There is still room for improvement too as they get more experience but it definitely is a good core to build on.
Hard agree. I can only imagine how we would look right nownwith a healthy Klefbom... though not sure if we'd have Barrie if we did, so maybe not as big of a difference as I'm making it out to be.
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