Oscar Klefbom's silent elite defensive season

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  1. DominikBokkFan

    DominikBokkFan I'm Vylette

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    Of all defenseman that's played 200 minutes 5on5, he has the 2nd best chance suppression relative metrics to his teammates behind only Nutivaara. Only difference is when Klefbom is on the ice his team allows less goals and scores more goals. He's also generating 3.25 shots per game in all situations, meaning he's been extremely unlucky scoring wise. All of the Oilers big guns both offensively and defensively suffer tremendously away from Klefbom as well. Yup even McDavid.
     
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    UNlucky? His shot is just bad.
     
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    Nice to see him bounce back.
     
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    He’s been very good this year. Kind of flying under the radar, hopefully it stays that way
     
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    Mr Tadakichi Never Reads OP Before Posting

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    Yeah, not sure why he pushed through last year with a nagging injury.
     
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    Season? we are like 10 games in. They haven't even played half the league yet.
     
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    Lmao ding ding ding
     
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    Doesn't stop the "frontrunner for Vezina/Norris/etc threads, ha ha.
     
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    ManofSteel55 Registered User

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    And the Oilers net front precense is not often good.
     
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    He's really, really good and it's not like this is the first ever 10 game stretch where that has been true.

    He plays Doughty type minutes and it's not entirely because the Oilers bottom pairing sucks, though it does.
     
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    Nope.
     
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    If he improves his shot and offensive IQ then hes easily a top 20 D man in the league. But his offense is not very good. I think of him as a softer more offensive oriented version of Adam Larrson that's just as good defensively.

    I think all those injuries in his young career broke him somehow.
     
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    Klefbom has a hard shot, just the accuracy that let's him down.
     
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    If he would only hit the net more often..
     
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    I remember when Zaitsev was considered better than Klefbom by some. :laugh:
     
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    True, we still have all the bottom dwellers to play. We have had the toughest schedule in the league until now. I think Calgary just passed us.

    But I agree with a previous poster, his shot needs some tuning. He can't take a full slapper due to missing the net every time, so settles for this weird half clap
     
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    Lets bump this thread around the 40 game mark...
     
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    Yeah I mean when you've already commited to **** posting in every thread involving the Oilers might as well go all the way amirite?
     
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    been a lot better this year .even with a crappy ass talbot in net
     
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    Klefbom has been absolutely excellent for us so far, playing a ton in all situations.

    He won’t stay at 0% shooting forever.
     
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    Klefbom and Elite is an oxymoron.
     
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    last year Klefbom sucked, the year before and the year before that he was really good, this year he's been really good. Safe to say last year was the outlier.
     
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    I’m pretty sure he’s always had good underlying stats, maybe someone correct me, but I think last year is the only he’s really only struggled
     

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