Rumor and Proposal Thread Vol. 8: The North Remembers
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03-21-2013, 06:46 PM
Oil In My Veins
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I rather the Oilers go for Dekeyser
or Schmidt (based on scouting reports).
Redline seems to really like Schmidt
Here's some info on him:
"Dan DeKeyser, defenseman, Western Michigan
The 6′-3″, 198-pound junior is regarded as the pick of the litter this spring.
“He’s the total package,” one Western Conference scout said.
“He put on some muscle this year, but he projects out to as a stronger player still. He’s got quick feet…great acceleration. Classic mobile defenseman. And he plays it smart. He’ll kill penalties, he’ll play late in close games. Just a very reliable kid.”
DeKeyser also earns high marks for his offensive game. He’s great in transition and can wire it from the point. His is not a heavy shot, but he’s very accurate.
The Red Wings are presumed to have an edge in the battle for his services. DeKeyser was born in Macomb, Mich., and his former coach, Jeff Blashill, is the head coach of Detroit’s AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids. He’s a patient kid — he could have turned pro last spring but decided he needed another year in college — and so Detroit’s slow-roast approach to player development won’t be an issue. Still, it’s thought that all 30 teams have some degree of interest in his services, and you never know who might give him just the right pitch."
I wonder if it was an Oiler scout that said that
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