Size and skill prevalent in Edmonton Oilers’ junior prospect pool
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02-08-2013, 06:15 PM
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Nice spin, but Oilers dropped the ball drafting mediocre talents with their 2nd round picks the past few years: bottom-6ers like Pitlick and Moroz.
I see 2 guys having what it takes to make it to the NHL in their CHL prospects:
Zharkov because he puts up points, is big, and is also defensively responsible (reportedly). I see him turning into a solid 3rd/4th liner. And Musil as a bottom-pairing d-man.
And that's my view as fairly high expectations. I don't actually think Musil will make the NHL permanently, and the verdict on Zharkov is still out.
Not looking good to me.
Rieder puts up far more points than Zharkov and is just as defensively responsible. He's also a better skater. What is he missing that would write him off? Size? He's not that small and he competes hard in all the tough areas.
Pitlick still has a decent shot to be an NHL'er but it will be as a bottom 6 winger. Moroz is a long way from being a write off. Same as Ewanyk. The article also leaves out Khaira since he is in the NCAA. He is also big and talented.
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