If the Oilers draft RNH, how likely is he to play this year with Hall and what is the upside of that duo?
Wednesday June 22, 2011 12:43 Scott
12:47 Red Line: I would really prefer to see the Oilers use him for only the allowed nine games in the NHL before sending him off to Team Canada’s World Jr. squad, and then back to junior for the second half of the year. That way he could get his feet wet, see what it takes to compete on a nightly basis at the NHL level, and come back stronger and more physically ready the following season. I think trying to rush a 163-pound kid into full-time duty in the NHL only serves to hinder his development in the long run.