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10-20-2012, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by smitty10 View Post
Don't feel too bad for them. Their prospect depth and the amount of good young talent is still incredibly deep. How many teams can boast goaltending prospects of Frederik Andersen and John Gibson; defensive guys like Lindholm, Sbisa, Fowler and Vatanen; and forward prospects like Rackell, Etem, Palmieri, Kerdiles, Smith-Pelley, Holland, etc.

They may have lost out on Schultz and Gardiner, but they have plenty of prospects who have risen in return.

Adding Schultz was huge for Edmonton, but they're still really lacking in quality defensive prospects. They have Klefbom and Marincin who both project as top 4 and Musil who is very defensive (almost Smid-like), but outside of them and maybe Gernat their pretty weak defensively amongst their young talent. Schultz improves this group a lot.
Just because they draft really well doesn't mean that I can't feel bad for them.

Originally Posted by Security Guard Chang View Post
Smid, Petry, Schultz, Klefbom, Musil, Marincin, Gernat, Laleggia ( a real wildcard IMO), Teubert, there are a lot of solid D in there that are in their 20's. This is excluding Fedun who is a cool customer but needs to hopefully get some explosiveness back in his skating in time.

Originally Posted by SephF View Post
Why is it funny?

Schultz (3g-2a-5p in his first 3 AHL games and is living up to the hype)
Klefbom 6'3 (Leading the SEL in +/- before he injured his shoulder a few days ago)
Marincin 6'5 (Leading the AHL in plus minus playing top pairing minutes in his AHL rookie season after an impressive CHL campaign)
Musil 6'4 (One of the best defenseman in the WJC last year 5 pts in 7 games to start this season as a defensive dman)
Gernat 6'5 (60gp-9g-46a-55pt +41 in his rookie CHL season)
Teubert 6'4 (long shot but could come around a #6/7)

Keep in mind these guys are all trees aside from Schultz and this is to just name a few, that's a pretty good prospect base....
Exactly, adding guys like Schultz and Klefbom to Smid and Petry = a solid top 4 for many years to come.

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