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10-02-2011, 09:16 PM
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Will RNH stay up for the full season?

Sorry if this has already been covered somewhere. He certainly seems to be playing well enough too......... Thoughts?

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10-02-2011, 09:21 PM
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I think you can argue he's already our best offensive center (Gagner can't run a powerplay, and he can't take faceoffs either) and he's not horrible defensively.

Obviously the 9 game tryout is important, but he's well on course to stay up. Compared to Hall last year, he's ahead of the curve.

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I sure hope so!

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10-02-2011, 09:35 PM
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Lets see how he does once the real games start. It will hopefully be fairly evident one way or another in a few games.

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I think you can argue he's already our best offensive center (Gagner can't run a powerplay, and he can't take faceoffs either) and he's not horrible defensively.

Obviously the 9 game tryout is important, but he's well on course to stay up. Compared to Hall last year, he's ahead of the curve.
Yep. I guess the real question is, does he stay up if he has a slow start, like Hall did last year?

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He's in....a great passer like him with vision eliminates a lot of hits against (much like Wayne).

He also's also our best Bodychecker to boot (see vancouver game)!!! LOL

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With the way things are going on the Oilers, I'm just hoping RNH can stay healthy for 9 games... any points and/or good showings in those games would be a bonus at this stage.

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Yep. I guess the real question is, does he stay up if he has a slow start, like Hall did last year?
I don't think he'll have a slow start like that. Hall's a power forward, it took him a while to figure out that he couldn't dominate the NHL with sheer physical will like he could in Jr.

RNH already has a cerebral game-and it doesn't appear that the speed of the NHL game is going to be a huge issue for him in that respect.

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I think he'll stay up, but a lot of Oilers fans will be dissapointed by his base numbers because he will probably be concentrating on helping out on the backend. I've noticed him a lot more in the defensive zone then on offense.

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I think he'll stay up, but a lot of Oilers fans will be dissapointed by his base numbers because he will probably be concentrating on helping out on the backend. I've noticed him a lot more in the defensive zone then on offense.
I highly doubt they'll be putting him in a pk role for any extended stint. And I'm pretty sure he'll always have at least 1 scorer on his line.

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RNH will stay the full year, no worries.

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I think he'll have a rookie season similar to Paajarvi's. He probably won't put up the same type of numbers that Hall did but his overall game will allow Renney to justify keeping him around.

I wouldn't be surprised if he lead all rookie forwards in takeaways this season.

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I doubt he stays and think the team is best served long term if he doesn't.

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