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02-14-2013, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Nailor Hopberle View Post
I hear what you're saying, but I'm tired of the Oilers rushing prospects and impeding their development. I'd rather follow Detroit's model.
I still don't see this. I suppose one could argue Gagner was rushed even though he almost scored 50 as a rookie, was coming off well over 100p in his final juniour season and tore up the Russian super series prior to jumping to the NHL.

Eberle - 2 years of juniour before NHL
Paajarvi - 1 year in Sweden and tore up the WHC before NHL
Hall/RNH/Yakupov - 1st overall forwards always make their team.

Who could be said to have been rushed? Also, remember that keeping kids in the minors too long sometimes results in them giving up and asking for a trade or leaving to play in Europe.

On topic, I am really glad Klefbom is committing to the Oilers for next season. I feel bad for our Farjestad friends like SouthSwe, but he is ready to come over. I really look forward to him in camp next season, and hope he ends up wherever his play dictates he should be.

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