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03-12-2014, 09:33 PM
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I think that Draisaitl's size (6'1 209) will be a big factor when it comes to Oiler's management.
To be honest I think that's pretty much the only attractive factor judging by the apparent lack of defensive awareness/effort and not to mention despite his build he isn't known for physical play.
Sure he would add size to the top 6 in a big way, but what use it that if he doesn't use it to his advantage? And how does he complement our forward group if like the rest of them defense isn't much of a priority?
Big bodies that can score are always attractive, but for every player like Getzlaf who matures and learns to put in a better effort than they did in junior, there's many more who don't. For that reason Draisaitl just seems like too big of a risk to me.
For me right now:
2. Reinhart/Bennet pretty interchangeable
3. Seriously try to trade/package the pick for a top pairing D or 2C with size.
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