: Prospect Info:
Edmonton's young blueliners.
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09-09-2012, 10:54 PM
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J. Schultz - top end #2, realistically a #3/4 second pairing offensive D-man good for 40-50 points, PPQB.
Oscar Klefbom - 2nd pairing two way D-man, second unit PPQB, PK anchor, kinda sorta a slightly more offensive Ladi Smid, better pure defender in terms of angles, poke checks etc
M. Marincin - to me he's a complete wildcard. Could top out as an above average top 4 D-man who's an all round threat; could end up being a complete bust or just a bottom pairing Jonathan Ericsson type, i.e. size and decent skill but just doesn't have the head or consistency to put it together. I'd wager the latter description/prediction of MM would be suitable.
Gernat - boom/bust prospect... either top 4 offensive wizard or AHL/Euro fodder. I'd say he doesn't amount to much at the NHL level.
Musil - bottom pairing, fringe top 4 D-man who can clear the crease and play the PK. He is a long shot for the NHL IMO. Although probably a good depth player to have.
... Colten Teubert and the rest. Not much there.
People on the boards like to think the Oilers have drafted some good D for the future and they may have, but none of them are sure things. Aside from Schultz or possibly Klefbom the organization doesn't have anyone who looks like they could/should turn into bonafide top pairing guys. Just a bunch of good question marks, if that even makes sense. I'm not convinced.
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