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12-11-2012, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil View Post
If not for draft position Curtis Hamilton would be in the ECHL right now.
Other than Hartikainen none of the highly drafted forward prospects look like they will amount to much in the NHL.

Paajarvi was a op 10 pick, Pitlick and Moroz were early 2nd rounders (for all intents and purposes late 1st rounders), and Martindale was an early 3rd rounder. Add Hamilton and Lander who were both 2nd round picks.

IMHO, if they fail to develop 2 or better yet 3 of these guys into legitimate top 9 NHL forwards, the Oilers may soon find themselves in a perpetual re-build or at best a bubble team in the Calgary mode.

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