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02-21-2014, 04:53 PM
Deliver us from OBC
Join Date: Aug 2009
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He's the one I'm hoping for after Ekblad. I've always said don't draft for need, but we could really use him. Guys like that are never available unless you draft them
There's no way that the Oilers should pass on Reinhart or Bennett if Ekblad is off the board. Center is a much bigger need than another winger even if he is a power forward. Drafting Ritchie will also mean that they will more than likely keep Gagner since the draft is pretty much the only way to get a legit top 6 center.
I think this physicality thing is overrated anyway. What they need in the top 6 is a center who can play a 200 ft game and isn't afraid to go to the dirty areas.
If the Top 3 are off the board, i really hope that MacT either takes Draisaitl or trades the pick.
Fill out the bottom 6 with strong, physical forwards of which we have plenty in the system.
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