Will the Oilers benefit from a 48 game season?
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01-03-2013, 04:34 PM
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I'm gonna say it will probably help.
It's given Taylor Hall a lot longer to get his shoulder back into shape while being under the radar without much pressure in OKC.
Schultz has had a nice transition period in the AHL so moving to the NHL won't be as large of a shock.
Whitney has had more time to rest and fewer games only seems like a positive to me in his case.
I think Whitney honestly is the most important piece of the puzzle in a lot of ways. If we can get a healthy 40+ games from him in a 48 game season, that would be big for us.
The downside I think will be an extremely short training camp with a new coach (granted he has been here for a while) and a young group could lead to a slow start, versus the hot start we had last year.
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