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09-20-2003, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by dawgbone
Actually, I think that quote means he has finally gotten it.

The 4th overall pick is a big thing, and the Oilers waiting for him to come up and help the team (which was very bad at that time), was probably a lot of pressure.

That being said, his I didn't know how hard I needed to work, is at the very least honest, and was his biggest downfall.
Yeah, but from what I remember, the Oilers were more than happy to bring him along slowly. At no time do I remember him being rushed in to any role, nor do I remember anyone expecting him to be the saviour of the organization.

If he got it I would expect him to say something along the lines of "I'm going to try my hardest to earn a spot in Atlanta" and not... "They said they were going to give me every opportunity to make the club"

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