I’ve been listening to piffle, tripe, prattle and fiddle faddle for a couple of weeks now in regard to the Nuge, Hall, Ebs and the gang in OKC. Hopefully, today puts a lid on it.
You don’t see a leaderboard like that often. The glory Oilers, the Habs mid-70s and Orr’s Bruins are the three NHL examples that spring to mind.
The OKC Barons are a .500 team because they have some problems on the blue and they lack experience across the board.
We know this.
We also know that Taylor Hall is recovering from surgery (5, 3-1-4) and will take some time to move up the scoring race and to send the puck heading in a good direction for his line.
What did you expect? We knew the Nuge was a gifted PP center and that he had issues (all kids do–Joe Sakic did as a kid in Quebec, don’t kid yourself there’s video evidence); we knew Jordan Eberle was an electric talent but gave up chances the other way and we knew Taylor Hall–who can drive the bus–was coming off surgery.
And we knew the defense was as green as grass. The wins will come, but the kids are have arrived.