Rumor and Proposal Thread Vol. 8: The North Remembers
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03-25-2013, 12:06 PM
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It's not a matter of him not being good enough. It's all about the Oilers propensity to ruch prospects and put them and other players in spots they should never be in. Justin Schultz was thrown into a top 4 mix this year, when on most teams he would be bottom pairing, learning the pro game and getting some PP time. He's struggled immensely at times this year, and put pressure on his playing partners to cover up. I don't want Klefbom to have to endure the same.
Didn't Karlsson have a similar kind of first year? Ups and downs, flashes of offense but no real numbers to speak of, not very developed defensively and doing some time in the AHL. When playing in Ottawa he got top 4 time.
Not saying Schultz or Klefbom will become Karlsson's obviously but I don't think it's necessarily a bad thing to throw kids in the mix. Especially not if the other options aren't better.
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