I take Pavel Bure over Eric Staal any day of the week, thrice on saturdays and five times on sunday twice removed..
Reinhart, Grigorenko, Murray, Galchenyuk, Dumba all havr huge question marks..Yak has proved himself and there are no question markd surroundig him..
U dont trade away that pick, and definitely do not pick based on what kind of a season a guy "couldve" had if this or that wouldnt have happened when ur picking first overall..
His personality, character, and goal.scoring/playmaking is what this team could use to play alongside with rnh or gagner
Last edited by oilers2k10: 06-21-2012 at 11:54 AM.
Funny thing is, Murray's birthday only made him ineligible for the 2011 draft by a little under 2 weeks...and when you look at his accomplishments in his 2nd WHL season (the one that would have counted towards the most towards his draft selection if he had been eligible), I would have been hard pressed to pick him not only above Larsson, but Dougie Hamilton too.
IMO Murray would have been lucky to even be a top 5 pick in that draft...yet in this one he could go first overall. For me, yet another reason to stay away from him with the #1 selection.
I would've taken Dougie Hamilton over Murray every day of the week. I was of the belief last year that when it was all said and done he could very well be better than Larsson.
Scouting Report: "I see a solid two-way defenseman who makes a good first pass. He's a great skater who gets up the ice quickly to follow up on the offensive attack."
Projection: "He's probably a top-two or top-three guy."
This could be good news. If he doesn't see him as a number one, they can't justify taking him first can they?
If they truly believe that's his upside then they need to stay the **** away from drafting hum until at least #5 if he's still there.
Originally Posted by Johnny Bravo
as per Stauffer
According to Edmonton Oilers Head Amateur Scout Stu MacGregor the Oilers are down to 2 players for the #1 pick
Interesting that they still haven't made their decision, it makes you wonder if there are some heated battles going on in those scouting meetings?
Originally Posted by joestevens29
I think it's Yak and Grigorenko.
Between what Brownlee has from Stu and this piece from Gregor via Stu is why I think that way.
SM: I think centre is one of the more important positions in the game. If you look at the teams that are strong in the NHL they have strong centres and good depth at centre, so that is one thing you have to take a long look at it. If you don't have depth at centre, you will probably try and take the centre because a centre does so much for the team.
Grigorenko and Reinhart are the only 2 guys not names Nail that I'd be fine with us drafting 1st based solely on their potential.
Originally Posted by Johnny Bravo
I think it's between Yak and Reinhart. Boy oh boy, if we pick Reinhart #1.........
I'd rather have Reinhart at #1 than Murray TBH.
Originally Posted by Oilmageddon
I think they are a lot higher on Grigorenko than people think. 6'3 skilled center has to be very tempting.
I know that I've been really high on the big fella but it seems like most of the scouting world have really soured on him. I still think that he could end up being the best player in this draft. And the Oilers stating a number of times that they are looking for the best player years from now could definitely mean that guys like him and Reinhart are right up there. Nail looks like a man already, the kid is ripped so this could be a case of Landeskog (Yakupov) vs. RNH (Grigorenko/Reinhart) where one guy is already in a mans body, while the other is still filling out.
BBO - I can agree I'd rather see Grigorenko or Reinhart than Murray.
If there really is a big fight I can see a Yakupov vs. Grigorenko or Yakupov vs. Reinhart battle between the scouts, Tambo, and Lowe.
Maybe they originally thought they'd be able to get Reinhart at 6-8 and now they're thinking he'll be gone in the top 5? Who knows.
The bottom line is that we probably won't be able to get a dynamic winger, a big skilled center, or a big two way defenseman with tremendous upside at next years draft assuming that we take a big leap forward this year, so it's a tough decision to make. If we aren't concerned about Grigorenko's compete level I could easily see him garnering consideration for 1st overall.
Taking tomorrow off work.. 3rd straight year I've taken draft day off. Tambo hasn't let me down the last 2 years with Hall and RNH, so I'm hoping tmrw goes well too. Yakupov baby.. and hopefully get another top 8 pick to grab Grigs or a dman.. that would totally make my day.
This is not the time to change tradition. Nicely done.