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07-22-2014, 11:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Isaak16 View Post
It seems to me higher levels of competition are what improves a players skating because it becomes a necessity to survive. If it's other issues, such as needing a skill-set to mature, or learning the defensive side of the game, then I can see the value in sending a player back to junior.

Skating and athleticism increases with greater levels of competition IMO.
I couldn't possibly agree with this more...

I would love to see us have the proper competition in place so that the spot isn't just given to him. However, as we have all said - this is the Oilers we are talking about here...

IMO, Drai makes the team to start the season, regardless of having the 2C we so desperately need....

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