Oilers will be in tough, even with an abbreviated NHL schedule
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01-07-2013, 01:21 PM
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Sure, Shultz and Yaks won't have a huge impact, but they will have a impact. I mean Shultz especially is more than NHL ready. You have to think they are very least are upgrades over last year. If you add in all the other young players getting a year older. I think this team can improve by leaps and bounds over last year. I think we can be any where from 25th in the league to 10th. I would suggest closer to 10th.
I think you're setting yourself up to be disappointed. We missed the playoffs by 20+ points last season. Yakupov, Schultz, Kreuger and the natural progression of Hall, Eberle and RNH aren't going make up for that. I mean maybe they do but it's very unlikely.
Lets also not forget that while Schultz and Yakupov are exciting offensive players, they both are going to have a tough time in their own zone this season. Schultz was pretty average in the AHL. He is most likely going to bleed goals as an NHL rookie.
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