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06-06-2013, 02:19 AM
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The future is nice and bright on defence for sure. Happy to see Fedun, Marcincin, Davidson become solid contributors at the AHL level. Will be great to see guys like Musil, Klefbom and (MAYBE) Gernat join them.
The forwards, on the other hand, it seems we have less to be excited about. After Lander and Hartikainen, there's not much else coming that addresses a need on the big club. And with Harti, it's clear he has a lot to work on before he starts to excel in the NHL.
As far as Rajala or Arcobello go, great stories (especially Rajala) but they're more of the same small-type players that have failed the Oilers in the fast. Not writing them off, but they're probably nothing more than trading chips or part of a core on future elite AHL teams.
As for the goalies - nothing to see here.
You're right. We don't have a lot of really great offensive prospects in the AHL, but i think that is a product of us playing so many guys just after they are drafted. If we draft a forward, are we going to be patient enough to let him play another year in junior, or in a euro pro league, and then in the AHL for a year or two?
We might be able to trade a defensive prospect for a forward prospect, considering our depth.
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