I didn't really have high expectations for him at this tournament. But he looked better in the 2nd than he did in the 1st. The learning curve him is going to be steep - I think he'll be the "most improved" player by the end of the tournament. A guy with his physical skills and pedigree at the junior level is going to drink this experience all in and improve.
I was referencing his play in the 2nd, he was still a pylon on most plays he was faced with there. Not judging him or his potential, just stating that you can really see how raw he is even against weak competition.
It'll be interesting to see how he develops, but he does have a long way to go(obviously).
Originally Posted by okgooil
I think your jumping the gun a bit after two periods. Nurce is raw, but, he will settle down. Still think he will be in the NHL next year, not 3-5.
That would be terrible, both for Nurse and the Oilers hockey team.