Are the Oilers scouts as good as we think?
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01-19-2013, 11:48 PM
Join Date: Mar 2008
I think our current scouting regime is fine. My only gripe is that they seem to draft for organizational need as opposed to BPA with that 2nd round pick recently. We keep drafting for bottom 4 D/bottom 6 F needs at that spot and they keep not working out. I don't think Musil or Moroz are going to turn into anything. Musil especially, he's just a coke machine, and how do you not pick Boone Jenner there? I hope Pitlick is our 3rd line C of the future but he seems to have had a hard time adjusting to the AHL.
Player development on the other hand I think leaves a bit to be desired. I can't help but thinking that some draft picks from the past 5 years might be better players if they were brought up/developed in other organizations. Ripping it up in junior, college, overseas and then they get in our system and just hit a wall. Sometimes as a bad team like we've been the past few years I wonder if guys like Paajarvi and Lander were rushed.
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