Friday, October 12, 2007

Raffi Torres

Possibly the most inconsistent Oiler on the ice game in and game out. Has a terrific shot and can score at key times (see WCQF Edmonton vs. San Jose Game 3). Is the best hitter on the Oilers and one of the best in the NHL, when he does it, but is not consistently physical enough. Sometimes has shifts where he plays like a chicken with his head cut off.

Reports are that Raffi dropped most of his bad off ice habits and friends to focus on training and winning. Needs to be a better even strength player for the Oilers this season if the team is to have any success, but I also believe he should get more PP time. Is lucky enough to often shotgun for Jarret Stoll and is one of many ex World Jr. Championship alumni on the team.

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