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The Edmonton Oilers Faced ‘Big Boy’ Hockey Last Night

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

“You look at that team, they are deep all the way through,” began the Oilers head coach, after a 5-2 loss to St. Louis. “You see who measures up to that and who is not up to the standard. How many players you have in that standard.”

“What did you think you had in there tonight,” Tippett was asked.

“Not enough.”

That assessment is, of course, both big- and small-picture.

On the night, the Oilers didn’t have enough players on their roster who can match the heavy, stout Blues as they roll four lines and three pairings. It is ‘big boy’ hockey at its best — the kind of game the Toronto Maple Leafs are going to have to figure out how to play if they’re ever going to win anything. Same for the Oilers.

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