Thread: Prospect Info: OKC Barons 2013/14
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09-25-2013, 05:50 PM
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Klefbom sounding like hes having a solid camp

scar Klefbom, Martin Marincin, Martin Gernat, David Musil, Brandon Davidson, and in a much more minor way, Joey Leach – all feel like the All-Star’s of camp, and deservedly so. The Oilers have been super rotten in previous years when it came to farming solid defensemen. We have finally hit a spot in the draft cycle where some really good prospects are now developing professionaly, and right before our eyes.

Oscar Klefbom, the shiniest piece of defending in three days of camp, has been asked to shoulder the load in the split squad scrimmages. Team Navy only features one other Oilers defensive prospect, and that is Brandon Davidson. The others are a mishmash of CHL, ECHL, and collegiate players – who when paired next to Klefbom seem a smidge smurfy. Good, but smurfy.

For obvious reasons, Davidson and Klefbom look solid playing alongside each other. However, we often got Klefbom and Davidson playing away from each other, and it was interesting to watch the gap in talent between themselves and their odd partner.
Neal ‏@tweetneal 6h
Klefbom just handled the puck from blue line to blue line. No one came close to disturbing the puck on his stick. #OKCBarons

Neal ‏@tweetneal 23 Sep
Klefbom was easily the smoothest skating defenseman in camp, day one. He moves laterally very well. #OKCBarons.

Two defensive pairings caught my eye during scrimmage. The first pairing was Martin Marincin and Martin Gernat, our two Martys — they are like two peas in a pod — tall, thin and very similar. Jim Byers called them “Slovakian doppelgangers” today — which is an accurate term for these two — and boy, oh, boy are they fun to watch. The second pairing is Brandon Davidson and Oscar Klefbom — I’m very familiar with Davidson from last season and spent far more time watching Klefbom who is a very impressive defenseman. He’s a tall, rangy d-man who does a lot of things very well.

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