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09-06-2013, 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Groucho View Post
Because he beat up a Sutter? Bigos is a LONG stretch to make the NHL, unless he becomes a bazillion times better at skating.
No, because he is an asset that we wasted. Bigos has something the Oilers have been desperately trying to find: someone who has size, is physical, can fight and has some hands. He spent the last 4 years in NCAA where he could not fight. So we haven't even seen this side of his game in 4 years.

Also, the Oilers continue to draft players like this. Ie Ben Betker. In 4 years Betker will be lucky to be what Bigos is now. Why continue to draft these players if you don't intend to sign them?

Pronman also thought he looked good today. Beating up a Sutter is a nice plus though.

@coreypronman: SJ's Bigos has had some flashes in this game. On an AHL deal, with a good year could end up making a bid for an ELC.

Another from

@nhljetsnation: @Bob_Stauffer @JonathanWillis Bigos has had a great tournament so far, and he's definitely mean. Got an elbow on Shinkaruk last night.

Originally Posted by magnum17 View Post
He's not likely to ever play in the NHL and the Oilers have 16 pro defensemen signed, all of which are better than Bigos. The right decision was made for both sides.
Not sure how you think it was the right decision for both sides when we developed a prospect and got nothing for him. He's the type of player that fits a perceived organizational need. We have the contract room and we still need to send a minimum number of players to Bakersfield. Giving him a year to see how he does in the pro game would have cost next to nothing in money. If we have the contract room (which we do) there's really no reason to not sign him.

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