Size and skill prevalent in Edmonton Oilers’ junior prospect pool
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02-09-2013, 11:07 AM
Join Date: May 2004
It is usually a pretty safe bet to say 'it's just too early to make a judgment call' with big, talented forwards. They're the most enigmatic of all the player types as far as their development path goes.
Moroz I'm not so keen on, because I'm not sure if he's actually talented or just big. But guys like Pitlick, Martindale, Khaira and Hamilton? You hold on to them until they're actually burning a roster spot someone else needs and just wait and watch. Why the hell not? They're not hurting anyone and among them there might be a Penner, Knuble, Clarkson, Clowe, or any other late bloomer you can think of. Those are all valuable pieces that could fit on any line.
edit to say: I wouldn't lump Harski in with this player type, he's more of a smaller but wider grinder/checker type (in the Deadmarsh/Fedotenko mold... I hope!)
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