rats19 wrote: I would ride the storm out with our young guys too BC. But what about..too much too fast philosophy?
I don't think you throw them into the deep end and say the team is relying on you to save the day etc (that is, I wouldn't be the Oilers management who I wouldn't let take care of a kitten for a weekend!), but at this point, with the goal production so terrible the downside would be poorer defensive zone play likely but if the upside is one or two kids quicker on the shot that can get some more offensivce buzz goingand shake things up a bit, why not? If they struggle, especially Jensen, he can go back down, that's fine. He's probably a year or two away from regular starter anyway. I think Schroeder is the interesting cat here. He's got skillz, made some sweet passes playing last year, and could get some ice time now with injuries...Jensen you have to be careful about too fast too soon, but Schroeder, I say let him see if he can do it...hell, Dalpe is playing with D Sedin apparently next game, what's to lose?