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11-11-2012, 04:36 PM
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You're not being serious, are you?
I want to see if any other Edmonton fans agree with you.
As a completely biased Oil fan I'd say Klefbom has higher upside, is currently playing at a higher level (or was up until his injury), and despite being a draft year apart is only 2 months and 1 week older. I'd say Murray has better vision and positioning, but Klefbom has the bigger tool box. Size, physicality, shot, stick (in terms of reach/poke-check). Skating would be equal between the two IMO.
Pretty even, would be glad to have either one, and in the end it comes down to which style you prefer or fills your team needs. For CBJ, Murray is a better fit because he compliments JMFJ better. For the Oil, Klefbom will be a better compliment to Schultz than a guy like Murray (too soft of a pairing).
I'm sure this will cue screams of "just another Oiler fan overrating their prospects," but the current credentials for Klefbom stand up to the praise. We will see both at the WJC soon enough, which will serve as a fine platform to continue the debate.
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