Mark Spector has the story this morning, the Nuge will take some time away from the OKC Barons season and play at the World Juniors (should he make the team, which would seem to be a no-brainer). I’m not going to spoil the article–Spector did the work, you should click through–but this is the Nuge’s decision based on the framework in Spector’s piece.
I think it’s a fine idea, giving Oiler fans someone to cheer for at four on Boxing Day morning, and the Nuge’s AHL season (thus far) has been as successful as we should have expected it to be:
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It’ll also give the Barons a chance to mix and match Hall and Eberle, and I suspect Hartikainen and Paajarvi will get a push, maybe Lander too who knows? Since this is an Oiler fan blog, it also requires me to mention the possibility of Hall moving over to C for a time.
The one guy I’m interested in seeing over the next few weeks in OKC is young Rajala. Buddy has done some nice things since coming over from northern California.
Note: How about that Taylor Hall at evens. My.