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12-15-2012, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by rebels4life View Post
I think that this is great for the Nuge over OKC. In his career to this point he played on a few decent Rebels teams but none of them were really top teams. I think a guy learning how to win (hopeful) is a much better experience than plugging away in the AHL. Currently in Edmonton there isn't a winning mindset or culture, being last in the west for 4 straight years will have that affect. Perhaps bringing back gold will help turn the page on the rebuild to contender in the west for the Oilers
Good post. totally agree.
The development of a world class, elite player is a lot more than just playing against the absolute best competition you can find every waking moment of your life. So many things shape these players. Crazy how some people feel that missing a few weeks of the AHL grind is a pause in his development.

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