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03-09-2013, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by ODAAT View Post
His biggest advantage is he has a ton of pro`s in that locker room, leaders on the ice, and from all reports, off the ice as well. When your surrounded by that environment, hard to fall through the cracks. There was, IMO, little to no chance DH was returning to Junior for any reason this year. It`s a heckuva luxury to have a kid that skilled learn and develop without the immense pressure and downer of playing for a lousy team.

Coaching staff as well deserve a ton of credit
I think this is one reason Dougie has the advantage over the early first rounders who often go to teams that stink. I think part of the reason the OIlers struggle in spite of the talent is they don't particularly have veterans who can be mentors and leaders. Dougie has the benefit of being mentored by some veterans who really have the mentoring ability. I think this has been an advantage to Seguin as well.

And while Recchi is gone, he was often mentioned by Marchand as a good mentor-shoot he was in many ways like the dad of the team.

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