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11-17-2012, 12:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil View Post
Hamilton was hurt for that postseason run. However if one of them had to be sent to the E it should be him instead of Pitlick. As it stands Pitlick is on the 3rd line and in Hamilton's case he hasn't been above the 3rd line all season long. Rajala has no shot at being a player for the Oilers going forward and neither does Cornet, I doubt that their additions to the Barons would be enough to offset the loss of developmental time for Pitlick in particular.

Lander or Pitlick to the ECHL is a non starter, while they haven't been adding offense they have been providing other things of value, faceoffs and grit in Lander's case and physical play in Pitlick's case. It's obviously a faster league with the lockout going on so I don't see Cornet doing much, Rajala might be able to generate some offense and I wouldn't be opposed to giving him some time with Arcobello and Pitlick and see how that works out.
Pitlick and Hamilton look like busts right now. Neither look close at all to being NHL players and have shown absolutely zero at the AHL level to suggest they will get there. Both are bad AHL players. Now I haven't done the research on it, and honestly wouldn't even know where to start, but I would love to see how many players become valuable contributing NHL players after such abysmal starts to their pro careers.

I remember we had hopes for Pitlick becoming a Ryan Kesler like player for us. Well he isn't even close to what kind of a player Kesler was at the same age. He is miles away from being any form of a scoring threat at any sort of pro level.

You can say that neither Rajala or Cornet have any chance at being NHLers for this team, well I say at this point they have as much a chance as Pitlick/Hamilton. At least they have both shown that they can score at a pro level. Something the other two haven't even had a sniff at.

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