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10-24-2012, 08:46 AM
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Bang on IMO. RNH get's a hell of a lot more development bang for the buck playing for his country in a high pressure tournament such as the WJCS then he would in a handful of AHL games.

Originally Posted by Macman View Post
I couldn't disagree more. Playing in what would be a best-on-best lockout tournament against the top juniors in the world, and in a pressure-cooker environment where winning for Canada is the only thing, would be more beneficial to his development than three weeks in the AHL. He'll get his fill of the minors when he gets back. He'll never get the world juniors back if he misses it. The Oilers would be idiots to not send him. Thankfully, I don't think they are.

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