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04-22-2012, 08:06 PM
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For all the positives....Tinordi needs to be better with his stickwork. Not always at the right place at the right time. And clearly, while he can skate...he needs better foot speed. In small and restrained areas, he gets a little too often outwit. He's a work in progress. For whoever loves to think he'll make it right from camp....I don't think so. But hey, we never know.

As far as the rest and especially for the upcoming draftees, well I had this opinion for a long time now....Athanasiou is on my ND list. Will always do good in junior based on his pure talents. But this kid has way too many things to do to become a hockey player. I like Maatta....I really do. Still have a couple of other D's in front of him but this kid should not be there when we pick at 33. If he's there for some odd and stupid reasons...he's a no-brainer....but he won't be. I always like Tierney. Stupid penalty there, but here's a kid who improved a lot since the start of the season and that's what you like to see in a player. Not that big of a fan of Iafrate, while Faksa is clearly not playing his best game right now. But it should not make him a 2nd rounder for that reason. Won a nice battle at the end of the period with Tinordi.

On other notes....Tobias Rieder will be a fine player for the Oilers.....talented and pretty intelligent with and without the puck. I'll stand with what I keep saying even in his draft year.....you can invite Seth Griffith as much as you want, at best this guy will develop into a fine AHL'er....but I'd be real surprised if he ever reach the NHL.

And i don't care what you guys think since he allowed 4 goals already....I'd love to sign Houser. He's been better than what you're seeing tonight.


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