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Aceonfire 02-16-2014 10:21 PM

Mitch Holmberg
 
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Bob Stauffer ‏@Bob_Stauffer 30m

Undrafted 20 year-old and Edmonton-area product Mitch Holmberg of Spokane has scored his WHL leading 50th goal of the season tonight
Should the Oilers sign Mitch Holmberg?

He is a local product that is putting up great numbers with Spokane.

If Hemsky gets moved...which he will, the Oilers are seriously lacking talent on the wings that can be called up in case of injury.

Holmberg may max out as a good AHLer, but considering they lost Rajala and took a chance on Miller I don't see why they shouldn't try to sign him.

Lindo 02-16-2014 10:26 PM

I'm a huge Stauffer fan as I believe he's one of the most connected and his tweets usually hint at/mean something, this one is kinda random. Yeah, he's doing well but wouldn't surprise me if tomorrow they announce he's been signed.

topchowda 02-16-2014 10:28 PM

Doesn't see how it'd hurt. They lost Rajala and omark. Plus Arcobello was a very good signing

Roof Daddy 02-16-2014 10:31 PM

I'd prefer Mitch Hedberg. Would bring some levity to this dreary franchise.

"Rice is a great food if you're hungry for 1000 of something."

NAF 02-16-2014 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Roof Daddy (Post 80025577)
I'd prefer Mitch Hedberg. Would bring some levity to this dreary franchise.

"Rice is a great food if you're hungry for 1000 of something."

My favourite of his was always, "I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too." :laugh:

TheBusDriver 02-16-2014 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Roof Daddy (Post 80025577)
I'd prefer Mitch Hedberg. Would bring some levity to this dreary franchise.

"Rice is a great food if you're hungry for 1000 of something."

Hard to sign a contract when youre dead

Bryanbryoil 02-17-2014 12:04 AM

He's less than a month from being 21 and he's 5'10" and 175lbs. is he strong on his skates? Super fast? If the answer to those questions are no, then a big meh from me.

armandh01 02-17-2014 12:08 AM

Another RW? Maybe if we got rid of one of ours for a respectable Dman?? MacT?? Are you listening? His name rhymes with Chevrolet.

Fixed to Ruin 02-17-2014 12:13 AM

I have a hard time with 20 year old junior players. On one hand the stats are very impressive and shows talent to a certain extent. On the other hand they are older than 80% of their opponents and by all accounts should be successful since they have the most experience and physical maturity.

Sometimes a player is a late bloomer. But I think in most cases these 20 year olds are just big fishes in small ponds who will show they can't play with the other big fishes once they advance to a higher level.

BarDownBobo 02-17-2014 12:19 AM

Really no harm in giving him a deal IMO. Let him play down in OKC for a couple seasons and see what happens. Best case scenario is he dominates, gets called up and becomes a good trade chip or allows you to move one of your top 6 guys. Worst case is it's a wasted contract for a couple years(really no worse than spending one on guys like Eager, Grebeshkov).

JaredCowenFan 02-17-2014 12:20 AM

Signing him for any situation wouldn't be bad. If he can help out our AHL Club then good, and if he can even make the big-squad, Jackpot!

Fixed to Ruin 02-17-2014 12:24 AM

Going off a hunch. If he's been passed over twice at the draft i'll ask the obvious question.

How's his skating?

Tw0Shoes 02-17-2014 12:29 AM

He started the season with a huge bunch of games, like 4 points a game for the first 4-5 games. he's dropped off a lot in the last month or 2. At one point like 30 games in he was still averaging almost 3 pts per game. Kinda like Shinnimin last year (who's playing for Portland in the AHL this year) but he kept it up for longer.

JaredCowenFan 02-17-2014 12:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Fixed to Ruin (Post 80028953)
Going off a hunch. If he's been passed over twice at the draft i'll ask the obvious question.

How's his skating?

Tanner Pearson.

I heard he's a pretty good skater.

The Nuge 02-17-2014 01:23 AM

He's the guy I picked up on last year as a great potential overage signing. He's got pretty impressive hands and plays bigger than his 5'10 height would suggest. I'd love for us to sign him

Up the Irons 02-17-2014 02:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil (Post 80028431)
He's less than a month from being 21 and he's 5'10" and 175lbs. is he strong on his skates? Super fast? If the answer to those questions are no, then a big meh from me.

If he is a dangler then, for the love of god, please no.

Bryanbryoil 02-17-2014 02:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Up the Irons (Post 80031121)
If he is a dangler then, for the love of god, please no.

Maybe he can teach our guys how to toe drag? :sarcasm: :laugh:

AlowlyOilersfan 02-17-2014 03:10 AM

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Originally Posted by JaredCowenFan (Post 80028861)
Signing him for any situation wouldn't be bad. If he can help out our AHL Club then good, and if he can even make the big-squad, Jackpot!

Agreed. We need more offensive depth.

dnicks17 02-17-2014 05:00 AM

With all the big, gritty forwards in the pipeline who will be ending up in OKC pretty soon, a smaller skill guy wouldn't be the worst add.

gwiz999 02-17-2014 09:01 AM

If you're talking about undrafted players... what about Kyle Brothers, who has been on fire in the GOJHL (Junior B-same team Ryan Jones played for)? He turned 20 in late December and has 54G 110P in 43GP. Set a record for hat tricks in 5 consecutive games. He went undrafted due to small size and was playing Junior C in a small town. The kid has natural raw talent, reads the ice very well and can skate. People have been comparing his play-making ability to a young Datsyuk. He's won the offensive forward award 3 times this season for the Western Conference.

http://www.pointstreak.com/prostats/...seasonid=11305

Andrew Sykes ‏@ASykes_hockey 23h
Brothers: 49G,100PTS, 39 GP. Makes exceptionally smart & skilled plays almost every time he touches the puck. How is he not an OHL overager?

Jimmi Jenkins 02-17-2014 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by gwiz999 (Post 80035033)
If you're talking about undrafted players... what about Kyle Brothers, who has been on fire in the GOJHL? He turned 20 in late December and has 54G 110P in 43GP. Set a record for hat tricks in 5 consecutive games. He went undrafted due to small size and was playing Junior C in a small town. The kid has natural raw talent, reads the ice very well and can skate. People have been comparing his play-making ability to a young Datsyuk. He's won the offensive forward award 3 times this season for the Western Conference.

http://www.pointstreak.com/prostats/...seasonid=11305

Yeah, his "size" has very little to do with why he's undrafted, Junior C seems to be a much more likely reason. If the Condors want to toss him a contract, fine, but this isn't the kind of kid NHL contracts get wasted on.

notloilersfan 02-17-2014 11:24 AM

I'll say no. I see it all the time. 19 or 20 year old OHLers that score 40 or 50 goals, but have no business playing in the NHL. They pull it off in the OHL because of experience and heart, but they generally have not been drafted for a reason (or two or three...)

Trafalgar Law 02-17-2014 11:44 AM

I have no problems giving him an AHL deal. Lander and Horak are the only ones there putting up any kind of offence atm, and Lander might be in the NHL next season.

Up the Irons 02-17-2014 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by notloilersfan (Post 80038631)
I'll say no. I see it all the time. 19 or 20 year old OHLers that score 40 or 50 goals, but have no business playing in the NHL. They pull it off in the OHL because of experience and heart, but they generally have not been drafted for a reason (or two or three...)

Danny Syvrette comes to mind. Won the Mem cup with a very stacked London knights team as an overager.

The Nuge 02-17-2014 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by notloilersfan (Post 80038631)
I'll say no. I see it all the time. 19 or 20 year old OHLers that score 40 or 50 goals, but have no business playing in the NHL. They pull it off in the OHL because of experience and heart, but they generally have not been drafted for a reason (or two or three...)

Except its not like he just started scoring. He was just under a PPG at 18 (3rd on his team in scoring). Last year he was well over a PPG, and a close 2nd in scoring (in fewer games).


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