Wow guys...for all the people who think that he's Canada's weak link... CONSIDER... On a team where he's played alongside Neidermayer, Regehr, Hannan, JBo, Redden, Jovo and Foote who are all elite defensemen and Eric Brewer is the 6th or 7th defenseman on the Oiler team who belongs in the ECHL... here are some stats that say a little something. PLUS MINUS RATING #1. He's playing a lot and currently has a +4 rating. That just disgusting. He's horrible defensively!!! Your elite defensemen who he's disgraced being mentioned in the same sentence with are rated: Adam Foote: +5 Neidermayer: +2 (Mr.Norris) Redden: 0 Hannan: +4 Regehr: +2 JBo: +3 That's pretty bad that Eric is ONLY a PLUS 4 on the top 4 pairings. Playing with Foote, Brewer should be +27 because Foote is so mighty and is only +1 rating higher making that much better than Brewer. GOALS/POINTS Wow fellas... Guess who's leading all Canadian defensemen in GOALS, ASSISTS and POINTS again? Wow that ECHL Player Eric Brewer is really starting to get on my nerves!!! He's supposed to be the worst defenseman on the blue line yet he's getting all these points out of no where. It's like he's a walking fluke on the ice. He has the best +/- rating and most goals, tied for most assists, has most points out of all defensemen yet all these ELITE defensemen around here are not getting criticized because they are all sooo much better. Eric Brewer 5GP 1G 2A 3PTS +4 Adam Foote 5GP 0G 2A 2PTS +5 Scott Neidermayer 5GP 0G 1A 1PTS +2 Wade Redden 2GP 0G 1A 1PTS 0 Scott Hannan 4GP 0G 1A 1PTS +4 Robyn Regehr 5GP 0G 0A 0PTS +2 Jay Boumeester 3GP 0G 0A +3 Is he really a fluke? I mean...He did lead all defensemen in team Canada at Salt Lake City. He was the youngest defenseman there, proving that with a solid supporting cast (he doesnâ€™t have this in Edmonton) he can perform at a high level. He scored one highlight reel goal deking a whole team out. Conclusion (In all seriousness) Guys, Iâ€™m not bashing any of you, nor am I advertising that he's the best defenseman there because he's NOT... and I admit that! But please stop bashing Eric Brewer. He's done nothing wrong and has played solid yet Brian McCabe should have been there because of him.....? Good Lord! No one is question the Regehr and Hannan selection but that Eric Brewer has been a scapegoat when he doesnâ€™t deserve all the crap you're all throwing at him. There are a lot of player that were left out because Canada has the greatest pool of talent in the world. Why canâ€™t we all just be happy for a guy who works hard and is getting recognition by samrt hockey people like Wayne Gretky and Pat Quinn?