4 Reasons the Edmonton Oilers Should Give Nikolai Khabibulin More Starts

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4 Reasons the Edmonton Oilers Should Give Nikolai Khabibulin More Starts
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By signing Devan Dubnyk to a two-year contract during the 2012 offseason, the Edmonton Oilers made a statement that they were going to give the 26-year-old the opportunity to become the team's undisputed No.1 goaltender.

However, in Nikolai Khabibulin, the Oilers have a veteran presence that can provide leadership for Dubnyk, as well as a goaltender who still possesses the ability to steal a game for the team.

Since coming off of the injured reserve list, Khabibulin has looked solid in net for the team and has often provided a calming influence with his stability at the back end.

Here is a look at five reasons the Edmonton Oilers should give Nikolai Khabibulin more starts in net this season. 

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