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02-09-2014, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by nexttothemoon View Post
Almost everyone here will say the Oilers don't need yet another winger but we look at the lineup each season and say... gee we could REALLY use a big power forward in that top six to help balance it out with the smaller talent there... yet we look right past players like Nichushkin/Ritchie.
I'm a big fan of Ritchie and have been promoting him for a while, but if we're picking top 3 it has to be one of Ekblad/Reinhart/Bennett. 4 is the earliest I'd take Ritchie. It's unfortunate that power forwards are harder to project and take longer to develop, but it is the case. He could end up a 3rd liner if development doesn't go as planned, whereas the other 3 are locks to be very good 2C/decent 1 C, or good #2 Dman/possibly #1 Dman.

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