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Oilers invite Russian Prospect Vladimir Tkachev to Training Camp
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08-13-2014, 11:04 PM
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This this and more this. I don't understand the move.
Is he a right winger as well?
Wow, we potentially found Omark version 2.0.
I suppose these kind of moves don't hurt but I am completely lost as to why we are even bothering. Our winger depth is ridicules, his skill set not needed, and I am not even sure why he would want to sign here since he has such a small chance of making the team in the next 5+ years.
The super small sample size has him tucked in neatly with top end of the first round draft picks this year - including Draisaitl. So the team gets to extend that sample size a bit and take a crack at a player who could add some significant skill to the team.
You asked why the Oilers are bothering. You might as well ask why they bother even drafting players then. Strange question. There is an incredibly small down side to this, and such massive upside.
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