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Edmonton Oilers: Wait and See at 2C
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07-31-2014, 05:41 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
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hard to not get ticked off reading an article about patience and development.
fans have tried being patient for years now, with little signs of development.
at least he acknowledged that at the very end of his column.
nice way of rationalizing the failure at the centre position for the last few years, I suppose.
No excuse for the past but what is happening right now is necessary for a few reasons.
Cap management. A successful team in a cap era needs to develop from within to offset their stars and free agent pick ups. The oilers are tapped out with the roster we have. Sad as that may be.
Quality developed from within. Players in our system need to be given the opportunity to play in the NHL. For short stints and long.
Arco, Lander, and Pitlick all need legit chances to make the transition to the NHL. All of them will have that chance this year but none of them guaranteed. Exactly as it should be. Very standard for most NHL teams.
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