Size and skill prevalent in Edmonton Oilers’ junior prospect pool
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02-09-2013, 09:21 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
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When u have 3 small 1st overall forwards and Ebs and Gagner from past drafts you can take some chances to fill out the rest of the roster with size.....the odds of a 2nd rounder even making the NHL is small.....the odds of a 2nd rder being able to take a top 6 on this team soon is next to impossible...
If we can get size and ability from the new coke machines like
Jujhar Khaira F 6'3" 195
Ryan Martindale. F 6'3" 190
Mitch Moroz F 6'2" 210
Daniil Zharkov F 6'4" 210
Curtis Hamilton. F 6'3" 205
Teemu Hartikainen F 6'1" 215***
Tyler Pitlick F 6'2" 195
If we can get 1 top 6 forward and a couple bottom 6 guys from this list we very lucky
Or you can draft a highly rated d-man (instead of taking a flier) like Matt Finn, who slipped from mid-1st round to your early 2nd round pick, and use him to fill out the depth on the blue line. Which is also lacking in depth ....
Last summer and today, Matt Finn >>> Moroz, and only one of these two will play in the NHL.
In drafts gone by, we've taken 1st or early 2nd round fliers on guys like MAP, Nash, Plante ... funny, but it never turns out. I am just guessing, but central scouting is >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> oiler scouting.
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