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10-27-2012, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Atomos2 View Post
It maybe be weaker competition, but its more pressure-filled games. Especially seeing that one year has already been wasted out of RNH's ELC playing in unimportant games for much of last season, I'd say itd be more beneficial for the oilers.
If the lockout is still going strong in December, I am pretty sure the Oilers will let him go. It might be a different story if he'd played in the WJC before. Hockey Canada might also have to live with him not going to the camp.

I imagine Hockey Canada isn't banking on him being there because they expect the lockout to end before late December.

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