Will Tobias Rieder be signed by the Oilers?
They have time until June to sign or trade him.
Otherwide he will go back to the Draft.
In Kitchener they are sure other NHL clubs are interested in him and he will play AHL next year.
0 reasons for him to be not signed by the oilers. The kid is only 8 months older than Yakupov and was putting up similar numbers in the same league last year. Not saying he is a surefire future NHLer but you dont let players like go for nothing unless there are red flags.
I don't know the state of the German National team, but I almost expect Reider to be at the WHC.
Unlikely to impossible. He hasn't played a single game for Germany beyond the junior level and I can't even think of a German player who played major junior and was nominated for any kind of meaningful tournament. Coaches don't really nominate players who they haven't been able to use all year unless they are established NHL-players.
It would be nice to see him get a chance, but I can't really see the coaches having much interest in him, especially if he wouldn't be available when camp starts.
NCAA is an under rated development path IMO.
He played C (I believe...) against guys up to 23/24 years old with more experience than him.
Can't do that in the CHL.
I agree. For the type of game he will be groomed for, I'd say it is definitely the best path considering he needs to fill out (6'3 196 last I heard). Mild schedule and access to college weight rooms should have this kid around 215 by the time he leaves school.
There was a police report filed against Edmonton prospect the other day for threatening a fan on facebook but it was quickly dropped. Gustafsson claimed someone had hacked his phone and the police went on his line.
Looking at what was written it seems like Gustafsson is telling the truth, the threats look like they come from an anonymous 14 year old not from a 21 year old professional athlete whose name can be seen. So either his phone really got hacked or Gustafsson is the most stupid athlete since Mike Tyson.
Basically he or the hacker answered someone writing how **** he was this season with childish threats in the style of "me and my friends are coming to kick your ass".
As stated above my gut feeling is to believe Gustafsson, haven't gotten the vibe of a complete tool from him, on the other hand he wouldn't be the first young athlete to act like an idiot.
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Originally Posted by Bryanbryoil
Good, I didn't see him this year but the few times that I have seen him I haven't thought to myself "there's a guy that should leave school early to pursue a pro career".
Seen him play a couple of times too, he is not ready for the NHL, and why not get his degree in his last year of school. He is a few years from the NHL. Hopefully they do better next year and get a nickname.