I make sure to watch every Oilers game (don’t ask me why, I can’t figure it out myself), typically on TV but I do get to go to the occasional game so I tend to hear a fair number of quotes and regurgitated opinions from the MSM. In the time since Tom Gilbert was assaulted I have heard numerous times on Sportsnet and the radio that the Oilers are without 3 of their top 4 defensemen. My first reaction was just to laugh at the mere thought of "the Oilers Top 4" mostly in a pity and self-loathing kind of way, but upon hearing it over and over again it really started to bug me.
This is why I would like your help, oh noble C&B enthusiasts, to figure out who this magical number 4 is supposed to be. For the purpose of simplicity, we will pretend that Whitney has at no point returned to the active roster to show us his Frankenfeet and that he is still firmly among the ranks of our MVP Gilbert and Ladislav Smid as the top 3 d-men on the Oilers this year.
My question to you is simply this, after the top 3, how do you rank the Oilers defensemen?
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