Does anyone feel like the Oilers farm system needs to be addressed
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09-07-2013, 01:56 AM
Join Date: Jul 2007
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I'm more concerned about the drafting than the farm system. The defense looks promising I suppose, but sure would be good to find some forwards who out performed their draft position. Eberle was a great pick. But outside the first round... big fat meh.
Those are essentially 3 late first rounders. Right now we are looking at a best case scenario of maybe a bottom pairing d-man/4th liner out of the group. You've got to hit on one of those. Just gross.
2002: Stoll, Harding
2005: Neal, Vlassic
6 years, 60 players from the 30-40 range in that time period and there are 9 NHL players. Two top-six forwards and one top-four defenseman in the group. One of them was a re-draft.
Failure rate of that portion of the draft seems to be about 85%, and the rate of getting an impact player in that sample is less than 5%. Basically, those "essentially late round picks" are vastly overrated.
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