Tuesday night on The Pipeline Show, Dean Millard and I had a chance to welcome Soo Greyhounds defenceman Darnell Nurse back to the program. Of course we had talked to him during his draft year but it was good to catch up and see how he's viewing the coming season.
During the course of our conversation we discussed the recent Young Stars tournament held in Penticton and how he felt about the way he played and just the general vibe amongst the Oilers prospects compared to last year.
As it was on Tuesday evening, we also teed up the annual Oilers rookies VS UofA Golden Bears game. Nurse gave us his thoughts on that contest and told us what goes on between players on the ice that fans don't necessarily know about.
We also touched on his situation with the Soo Greyhounds and the outlook for that club this year. While we were discussing his OHL club team, we touched on the leaving of former GM Kyle Dubas and what he meant to Nurse's career.
The topic of hockey analytics came up and we asked Nurse how much stock he puts into them from his perspective as a player.
All of that and more, after the jump...
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The Soo Greyhounds open the 2014-15 season at home on Friday, September 26th as they take on the Sarnia Sting. Nurse will almost certainly not be in the line up that night.
Edmonton Oilers training camp begins its on-ice sessions Friday at Rexall Place.