Thread: Prospect Info: David Musil vs. Oscar Klefbom
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02-18-2014, 11:02 PM
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Can't agree either that Klef was ready for NHL prior to injury. C'mon, not even Nurse who is a higher touted player and pick is ready. D generally aren't for quite awhile as we know. There was no way in hell Klef was sticking in the NHL that early. Theres been a lot of nights where it hasn't been clear Klef is ready for AHL or for prospects level play.
http://oilersnation.com/2012/7/4/dropping-a-klefbom

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Lundén:According to sources who’ve talked to Klefbom the Oilers have tried to persuade Klefbom, offering him a spot on the Oilers roster with guaranteed ice-time, a guarantee that the highly thought of Schultz didn’t receive (or so they say). Klefbom have yet to make up his mind, saying “it’s obviously a lucrative offer” that “makes you think” but “nothing is decided yet and I’ve asked them for more time to make a final decision”.
I trust his word, the guy is connected and there's a direct quote in there.
The Oilers tried to get him over to NA prior to last season. Would he have been rushed? perhaps. But in his short SEL stint (cut short by injury), he was regarded as one of the teams best D, and was looking very good playing 20 mins a game. Tough to say, but he may have been able to play 15-20 games in the NHL last season, then play in the AHL for the rest and be NHL this season. Even a guy like Marincin was expected to be NHL ready for another 1.5 seasons min, but shocked alot of people

Im not sure where you get that he wasnt ready for any prospectlevel play? Maybe at the very start of the season, but that was after missing a year of competitive hockey and switch to NA style of play. By all accounts (including the coaches) he has developed leaps and bounds from the start of the season, and has been one of OKCs best defenders


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