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01-09-2013, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by blitzkriegs View Post
One week camp, no exhibition games, most NHLers didn't play competitively the past 4months...the "5" games is not going to be indicative of a true NHL game.

It will take 2-3 weeks for the league to be close to normal play.
I see one of two things happening:

1) You are overrating how rusty these guys will be, and the game will be very similar, giving Reinhart a pretty accurate sense of how competitive/skilled/fast/physical the NHL really is. Reinhart then goes back to Edmonton knowing what aspects of his game he needs to focus/work on the most... or

2) You are right, and it takes more than 5 games for the NHL to start looking like the NHL again. In this scenario, IF the NHL is slower/less skilled/less physical, Reinhart would have a better chance of having success and looking like he "belongs" during that 5-game stint, causing the Isles to keep him aboard for the entire season once the tryout period ends.

I really hope it ends up being option 1...

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