WC: Oilers at the World Championships
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05-10-2013, 07:04 PM
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Ruff admittedly doesn't know the young players in the west very well. It doesn't surprise me that Hall plays less then Matt Read or Jeff Skinner because Ruff doesn't know who Hall is.
It's a shame but oh well, at least he gets to play on the team. Prepare for the trolls to use this as ammo though.
This is what Struds said yesterday as well (speculation on his part). It makes sense. You go with what you know and give light minutes to those you are figuring out. I am sure it could be the same case if a western coach was leaning in western players because he plays them all the time. Thing is, Trotz and Tippett are also behind the bench so I am not sure it is a complete explanation. I am very sure they scout us well in the regular season and know what Oilers players do. It could be argued both ways.
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