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Oilers invite Russian Prospect Vladimir Tkachev to Training Camp
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08-13-2014, 11:05 PM
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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.
Agreed - nothing but positivity to this. I love that the oilers are taking flyers on smaller skilled guys like him, Holmberg, and Winquist. With Omark, Rieder, Rajala and Hartikainen all flying the coop for one reason or another we suddenly had quite a lack of talent up front on the farm.
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