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Subban had a tough piece of advise for the Oilers vs Panthers in the Cup Final


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Sam Jones
June 17, 2024  (8:17)
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Subban had a tough piece of advise for the Oilers vs Panthers in the Cup Final
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In the heated run-up to Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, hockey's vibrant voice PK Subban stirred the pot with some contentious counsel aimed at the Edmonton Oilers.

On a pre-game broadcast, Subban urged the Oilers to amplify their physicality against the Florida Panthers.
"Punch them right in the mouth. Right from the start of the game. And maybe literally. You might have to... If you're a bigger body guy on the Edmonton Oilers, your barn, your fans, the Florida Panthers are gonna have to spill some blood if they want to raise the cup on our ice" - PK Subban
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Contrary to Subban's aggressive strategy, the Oilers showcased their hallmark finesse and agility. Abandoning the brute force approach, they delivered a masterclass in offensive play, arguably their best since the series began.
This pivot from physical confrontation to technical prowess allowed them to unravel the conundrum posed by Sergei Bobrovsky, the Panthers' stalwart goaltender.
The Oilers have consistently demonstrated that their strength lies not in physical confrontations but in their exceptional speed, precision passing, and clinical finishes.
The game underscored that engaging the Panthers in their preferred physical style would likely be a tactical misstep. Instead, Edmonton thrived by setting a pace that the Panthers struggled to match, dictating the game's tempo and style on their own terms.
As the series has progressed, the Oilers' power play, which had been lackluster, showed signs of resurgence following their offensive outburst in Game 4. With the next games poised to take place on Florida's turf, the Oilers not only have the talent but also a proven track record this season that suggests a comeback could be in the cards.
Now, facing the challenge of continuing their momentum away from home, Edmonton is poised to potentially craft a historic turnaround on hockey's biggest stage.
Source: HockeyPatrol
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