The way it sounded, it was up in the air. I read an Oilers column by a guy who claimed to have been in a bar with DeKeyser in Toronto. He said he thought the Oilers had a 50% chance of signing DeKeyser.
I can't even think of a good under-25 defenseman on Detroit apart from B. Smith. Seems about right.
Kindl is better than both right now but he's 26-27 I believe.
He means in the prospect pool. So he's better than Sproul and Ouellet, who both are considered to be very good prospects. (I mean, one was basically a lock for Team Canada and the other almost made it.) Of course, Sproul is at a disadvantage because he's so tall.
Don't expect much from him in the short term, but I really hope he can be paired with someone like Sproul or Smith in the future - let them roam offensively and such. Glad this whole thing is over, and glad to add a promising kid to Detroit's pool of defenders.