Oilers: Four centres MacTavish should target
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02-24-2014, 07:58 PM
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I think it's still a waste. You are going to waste a pick and then a bunch of years developing a guy that you can sign on September 1st for league minimum.
Just a waste IMO. Those first two rounds I rather go after guys that project to be top 6 forwards or top 4 d-men, and if they turn out to be bottom 6 forwards or bottom pairing d-men or busts so be it.
This club has had very little trouble adding those bottom 6 players or #4-6 d-men via free agency so I'm not too concerned about adding those type of players through the draft. On the flip side we have a lot of problems signing top 6 and top 3 d-men, so lets try draft and develop those ones.
Not necessarily a knock on you, but we have a good faction of fans around here who would trade a top six in Gagner for a bottom six in Clifford just because we can't seem to find bottom 6ers...... Musil is young and has lots of time to develop. Seems to have a good head on his shoulders and if given time he could become a 4 guy. Certainly to early to write him off. He could definitely become a top 4 player in a Ladi Smid mold.....
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