Colton Teubert assigned to OKC
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12-15-2011, 05:45 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
My fave thing about Colten is he looked like he belonged and acted like it. He didn't freak out, rarely got caught out of position and hit anything that moved.
But I don't mind him going down to the A. Gives him a litte more incentive to improve his game, let's him know that he's not a regular NHLer yet. I have no doubt he'll be a 5-7 defenseman for a long time in this league. Could he get to Jason Smith in his prime level? Maybe.
I really can't understand why the Oilers won't let Paajarvi or even Lander go down to the A to rip it up for awhile and find their games. Are they afraid that Magnus won't flourish down there and start getting tagged a bust? Or as a non-North American player?
How does going out against the other team's 3rd and 4th line slugs help him become a top 6 player? Hemsky's or Ryan Smyth's replacement? And don't they need guys in OKC right now?
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