HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Pacific Division > Edmonton Oilers
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
Notices

Prospect Rankings

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
03-09-2013, 10:49 PM
  #1
YPS ProspectScouting
Rookie User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 8
vCash: 500
Prospect Rankings

This is a list of the Oilers top 10 prospects that are not currently playing on the NHL team. All players are under 25 and have the potential to make the jump in the next few years. Just to be clear this is a list of players who are NOT full time Oilers.

1. Oscar Klefbom, 19, Defence: Selected 19th in 2011, Klefbom is a clear choice for number 1. He's not known for putting the puck in the net however this 6 ft 3 prospect can hold it down defensively. Though an injury has sidelined him for this season he should bounce back and be a go to guy in OKC next year.

Projection: Top 4 Defenceman, 2 years.

2. Anton Lander, 21, Center: Yes, Lander has played a whole season with the Oil, however he did not start the season there which lands him in 2nd on this list. Lander has proved to be a guy who can both win faceoffs and be solid defensively. With his skill set and leadership, look for Lander to be a long time Edmonton Oiler.

Projection: 3rd line Center, Next year.

3. Tobias Rieder, 20, Right Wing: So far Rieder has put up 50 points in 49 games with Kitchener. After a great showing at the WJC, Rieder has gained a lot of attention around the hockey world. He is an excellent passer and has a lethal shot. Some have said he has the potential to be the greatest German to ever play the game. Only time will tell.

Projection: Take over Hemsky's role, 2-3 years.

4. Colten Teubert, 23, Defence: Teubert was a highly touted guy in his draft year but the hype around him has certainly dropped off. However, He posses one thing you can't teach. Size. At 6'4, Teubert has the potential to hold down a top 6 spot for years to come. The only thing he needs to work on is his defensive zone play. Once he masters this, he will be a full time Oiler.

Projection: 5-6th Defenceman, 1-2 years.

5. Daniil Zharkov, 19, Left Wing: 6 ft 4, 212 pounds... Seems like the kind of guy the Oil have needed for a few years now. Zharkov has put up 36 points in 54 games in Belleville this year. As we all know, Zharkov is very confident in his skill and has a tremendous work ethic. Look for him to be a top 9 forward that can do everything for your team.

Projection: 2nd or third line forward, 2 years.

6. David Musil, 19, Defence: Another 6 ft 4 defenceman, yet Musil brings offence into the mix. He can pretty much do anything for your team and do it well. He's great on the PK, and he is a punishing hitter. He doesn't jump in the rush but he can get the puck to you. An excellent first pass. Look for him to be playing with Klefbom next year.

Projection: 4th to 6th Defenceman, 2-4 years.

7. Toni Rajala, 21, Left Wing: After a great start in the ECHL (38 points in 29 games), Rajala has continued to put up good numbers in OKC. Rajala is a guy who has tremendous skill, but is going to have to prove himself to crack the squad in a few years. I believe he can be a top 5 scorer in the AHL next year, but he could be used as a trade asset. Great passer, great shot, has to prove himself.

Projection: 1st line OKC (next year), 3rd/4th line Edmonton (2-4 years).

8. Mark Arcobello, 24, Center: Arcobello can put up points. He's proved he's the number 1 guy in OKC, but he needs to improve his defensive skill if he wants to crack the squad.

Projection: 4th line, 1-2 years.

9. Frans Tuohimaa, 21, Goalie: Frans is currently the backup goalie in Jokerit of SM-Liga. He hasn't gotten a lot of attention from Oiler fans, and I'm sure I'll get some hate for not having Bunz or Roy ahead of him, but Tuohimaa has posted a .914 save percentage as well as a 2.24 GAA. He's 6'2 194 pounds and i can see him being a starter the future.

Projection: NHL backup, 3-5 years

10. Ryan Martindale, 21, Center: Ryan brings a nice two way style to OKC. He's solid in the dot and a pretty good defensive player. He's big (6'3, 207), and put up good numbers in Junior. If he can find his scoring touch he could potentially be a second line center in Edmonton.

Projection: 3rd line center, 2-4 years.

Honorable Mentions:

Travis Ewanyk
Tyler Bunz
Mitchell Moroz
Olivier Roy
Martin Marincin
Brandon Davidson

YPS ProspectScouting is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-09-2013, 11:15 PM
  #2
AlowlyOilersfan
Comrade
 
AlowlyOilersfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,737
vCash: 168
I've always liked Martindale.

I hope he pans out.

AlowlyOilersfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-09-2013, 11:45 PM
  #3
nexttothemoon
The Drive for Nine
 
nexttothemoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern Alberta
Country: Canada
Posts: 9,588
vCash: 500
Khaira should definitely be in the top 10.

nexttothemoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-09-2013, 11:46 PM
  #4
AlowlyOilersfan
Comrade
 
AlowlyOilersfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,737
vCash: 168
Quote:
Originally Posted by nexttothemoon View Post
Khaira should definitely be in the top 10.
There is a lack of college players...

AlowlyOilersfan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-09-2013, 11:49 PM
  #5
The Nuge
Farewell Smytty
 
The Nuge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 15,745
vCash: 50
Ya... Arcobello shouldn't be on there, and Teubert and Zharkov(to a lesser extent than Teubert) are too high.

The Nuge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 01:08 AM
  #6
BarDownBobo
Registered User
 
BarDownBobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Yak City
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,967
vCash: 500
I really think Reider could end up being a solid player. Could be a steal.

BarDownBobo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 01:17 AM
  #7
dnicks17
Moderator
.
 
dnicks17's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 16,540
vCash: 1115
Quote:
Originally Posted by BarDownBobo View Post
I really think Reider could end up being a solid player. Could be a steal.
I'm starting to get a Lauri Korpikoski vibe from him.

He could end up being a versatile guy who can play any forward position on any line.

dnicks17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 01:20 AM
  #8
jebs
Registered User
 
jebs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,422
vCash: 500
Besides Klefbom, this is a very mediocre prospect pool. Which is a joke really, considering all the picks the Oilers have had in the past 3 years.

#FireStu

jebs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 01:38 AM
  #9
Joey Moss
Registered User
 
Joey Moss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 23,361
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by jebs View Post
Besides Klefbom, this is a very mediocre prospect pool. Which is a joke really, considering all the picks the Oilers have had in the past 3 years.

#FireStu
It's not a joke because our top prospects are graduating the year they get drafted.

Joey Moss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 01:41 AM
  #10
nexttothemoon
The Drive for Nine
 
nexttothemoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern Alberta
Country: Canada
Posts: 9,588
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by jebs View Post
Besides Klefbom, this is a very mediocre prospect pool. Which is a joke really, considering all the picks the Oilers have had in the past 3 years.

#FireStu
I'd have to agree in general.

Rieder is looking like the brightest among the forwards and is a 4th rounder.

Khaira is a darkhorse to be a top 6 player imo.

Klefbom looks solid... but we'll have to wait and see what he brings at the next level but he certainly has the potential to develop into a top 4 dman.

One of Marincin/Musil/Gernat could still develop into a top 4... still much too early to write off dmen of that age.


I agree though, it seems like the shine is off the prospect pool as a whole. Not long ago it was regarded as one of the top pools in the NHL... now I'd say it's middling at best.

nexttothemoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 01:41 AM
  #11
canovin
Klefbom's charm
 
canovin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: 780
Posts: 1,320
vCash: 500
Maybe Curtis Hamilton, Pitlick and Martindale could see some NHL time and pull a Shattenkirk? Could light a fire or desire in them.

canovin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 01:43 AM
  #12
nexttothemoon
The Drive for Nine
 
nexttothemoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern Alberta
Country: Canada
Posts: 9,588
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joey Moss View Post
It's not a joke because our top prospects are graduating the year they get drafted.
Obvious and good point.

Throw in Yakupov, Schultz and RNH and the pool is easily one of the strongest but they HAVE graduated... what's left is much slimmer pickings.

nexttothemoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 01:47 AM
  #13
Ragss
Registered User
 
Ragss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,556
vCash: 500
Marincin has gotta be ahead of a few of those guys imo. I have my doubts Teubert will ever be more than a callup.

Ragss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 01:54 AM
  #14
402
#ualberta
 
402's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Edmonton
Country: Egypt
Posts: 2,855
vCash: 500
What about our goalies, OP has one projected to be a backup, what about bunz and roy
I know goalies are hard to project.
But i am curious where these guys are at i remember a year or two ago asking about bunz and people said he was still a few years away. Is Bunz still on track to become something? Roy?

402 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 03:04 AM
  #15
jebs
Registered User
 
jebs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,422
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joey Moss View Post
It's not a joke because our top prospects are graduating the year they get drafted.
Big deal. Any moron could have picked Hall, Yak & RNH. Klefbom was an obvious pick at that spot as well, as he was clearly the best dman left.

Seriously, I doubt the average Oiler fan on HF would have done worse. At least we would know better then to pick Moroz at 32nd overall.

jebs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 03:42 AM
  #16
The Nuge
Farewell Smytty
 
The Nuge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 15,745
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by 402 View Post
What about our goalies, OP has one projected to be a backup, what about bunz and roy
I know goalies are hard to project.
But i am curious where these guys are at i remember a year or two ago asking about bunz and people said he was still a few years away. Is Bunz still on track to become something? Roy?
Still a crapshoot. Roy is better right now, but Bunz has better potential. Neither are that great yet though

The Nuge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 04:21 AM
  #17
Shanahanigans
Registered User
 
Shanahanigans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,560
vCash: 500
I think there's some serious underrating of Klefbom. It certainly won't take him two years to be a top 4 on this club. I see top pairing potential in him. I think he's one of the most underrated prospects in the league.

Shanahanigans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 04:47 AM
  #18
402
#ualberta
 
402's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Edmonton
Country: Egypt
Posts: 2,855
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Nuge View Post
Still a crapshoot. Roy is better right now, but Bunz has better potential. Neither are that great yet though
Interesting, I hope one of them becomes something even if just for trade.
Thanks for filling me in, my prospect knowledge is terrible,

402 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 04:52 AM
  #19
Mr Forever
The Oilers :(
 
Mr Forever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: COLLEGE
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,907
vCash: 500
Marincin outside of the top 10 is laughable. He's a top 5 prospect easily.

Mr Forever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 05:25 AM
  #20
nexttothemoon
The Drive for Nine
 
nexttothemoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern Alberta
Country: Canada
Posts: 9,588
vCash: 500
Smiling at the Rieder comments... "Some have said he has the potential to be the greatest German to ever play the game. Only time will tell."

If Rieder can put up career numbers better than Dany Heatley (born in Germany)... I'd be pretty pleased with that for the Oilers.


Last edited by nexttothemoon: 03-10-2013 at 05:32 AM.
nexttothemoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 05:30 AM
  #21
Trafalgar Law
Waive Dallas Eakins
 
Trafalgar Law's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 5,482
vCash: 500
How are guys like Toni Rajala and Ryan Martindale ahead of Marincin?

Trafalgar Law is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 08:41 AM
  #22
Fourier
Registered User
 
Fourier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Waterloo Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,859
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by dnicks17 View Post
I'm starting to get a Lauri Korpikoski vibe from him.

He could end up being a versatile guy who can play any forward position on any line.
Exactly.

He has been a left handed RW but has doen very well in the middle. In fact, they moved him there when Faksa went down but he played well enough that after Faksa came back they kept him in the middle.

Defensively he is very sound. One of the best pk'er is the OHL. He is not going to throw many hits though so some will see him as not being appropriate for the bottom 6. I am not one of those.

Fourier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 09:25 AM
  #23
Valic
BOOOOOOOOOO
 
Valic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,726
vCash: 500
Gernat and Marincin should be ahead of Tuebert.

Valic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 10:29 AM
  #24
BarDownBobo
Registered User
 
BarDownBobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Yak City
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,967
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by dnicks17 View Post
I'm starting to get a Lauri Korpikoski vibe from him.

He could end up being a versatile guy who can play any forward position on any line.
I think he's got the potential to be a second line winger, but of he turns into a Korpi style player I'd still be really happy about that. He's one of the few recent picks that I'm happy with outside of the first rounders.

BarDownBobo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
03-10-2013, 12:43 PM
  #25
YPS ProspectScouting
Rookie User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 8
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Valic View Post
Gernat and Marincin should be ahead of Tuebert.
After seeing the comments i agree Marincin should be higher, however I disagree with Gernat. I see him play almost every home game and he isn't what he used to be. last year I would agree that he should be ahead of Teubert, but he has lost his physicality. He's still a good player who may pan out but at the moment there's no chance he's in the top 10.

YPS ProspectScouting is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:54 AM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.