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05-16-2013, 12:41 AM
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Originally Posted by AlowlyOilersfan View Post
I think Marincin will be given a fair shot at training camp, based on what Mac T said about him.
He seemingly hasn't missed a beat with OKC, even with the big-boys and Schultz leaving for the NHL season. Obviously his offensive numbers have come at a slower pace than before, but his defensive play is seemingly up to par. He's 21, now approaching that "make or break" time for 2nd round pick defensemen.

He needs to come into camp and be one of the last cuts, that "first call-up" when one of the D goes down. Petry and Gilbert both did it in their first years of pro hockey (both were 23), so Marincin's going to be 1-2 years younger than him. But he's had some exposure to the pro game now, and likely won't have the same expectations as them in their rookie years (carry some offensive load, etc).

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