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primary starters Nikolai Khabibulin and Jeff Deslauriers have not been up to the task of holding...

primary starters Nikolai Khabibulin and Jeff Deslauriers have not been up to the task of holding the fort behind bad defences. The difference was especially stark in 2010-11 when the high-priced veteran was the main man and had a miserable campaign. Only a solid performance by backup Devan Dubnyk prevented another league-worst goals-against average, this despite a significant improvement in shot prevention under Tom Renney.

Bruce McCurdy on the Oilers' biggest problem.
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