2013 Mock Draft
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10-11-2012, 07:41 PM
It's Me OilTastic
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: St. Albert, Alberta
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Here's the type of players I think Edmonton would lean towards if faced with players of equal talents.
Center - Doesn't need to be 6 foot 11 but has to be physical and project better than Gagner. My guess is they'll be in love with Lazar.
Defense - Strong all around d-man. Must have good offensive instincts. I'll bet they'd fall in love with Jones in Pulock.
Winger - If they identify an extremely physical winger that can skate and score I could see them biting. I don't know the draft well enough to identify any of those types of players.
Goalie? - Can't say I know Edmonton's drafting philosophy but I'm guessing they'd have to be pretty sold on the goalie if they were drafting high. If they don't have anyone of the player above mentioned then anything is possible.
the Oil will still draft reasonably high, so a couple of things come to mind...first off, no chance they take a goalie with a high to mid round 1st ! too risky and look how long they have waited for the last goalie they took in the 1st round, Devan Dubnyk, to develop ! second, they will look to add another center or d-man for sure if the best player available when they pick isn't a winger. players that may still be there if the Oil pick between i'm guessing 6 to 12 would be D-men Pulock or Ristolainen or Morrissey, or centers like Lazar or Nichushkin or Lindholm. these would be the targeted players. my opinion.
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