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08-17-2011, 01:17 PM
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Whose going to be the more impactful pro? Who has the highest offensive ceiling?

IMO the answer is Hamilton to both. But I think it's close. Curtis benefits from the fact that he's had more then one season in the WHL and thus more Western Canadian exposure.

Regardless of age, Pitlick had an impressive rookie year with the Tigers.

So, Oilers faithful, whose the better prospect?

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Both are great questions, and I cannot wait to find out the answers. I think the writing is on the wall that these guys are going to be essential to future Oilers successes.

The beauty of them both is they are both plug and play type guys. They can play anywhere in your lineup, with any role, and do it well. I forsee them both having very similar careers in the NHL (good ones), putting up similar numbers and playing similar roles. I think Pitlick is SLIGHTLY more offensive, just because his shot is such a cannon and seems to have a few more dangles. Hamilton is no slouch in the offensive department though. Both have excellent two-way games, I just hope that Pitlick gets used as a centerman this year and rounds his game out at that position.

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08-17-2011, 01:18 PM
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Not high on Pitlick at all but who knows. I think he'd be better suited as a bottom 6 grinder despite having decent skill, possibly not even as a centre because I still believe that will be Lander's role on the team.

Hamilton I think could be a very good 2way third line RW who chips in 15-20 goals on the reg, good for about 30-40 points on the reg. Although he could develop into a second line RW fill in if Hemsky eventually leaves and he taps into some of his offensive potential.

I like Hamilton and his projection significantly more.

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08-17-2011, 03:01 PM
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I don't think either of these kids are likely to be top six at the NHL level.

With that said it seems like Hamilton has a better shot at an NHL career. He seems like he will make the cut in some capacity. I could see him possibly be a top six tweener in the Brodziak mold.


Pitlick. I wouldn't be surprised to see him bust. It doesnt seem like he will bring enough offence and his all around game seems to be further behind Hamiltons.


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08-17-2011, 04:03 PM
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Hall - RNH - Hemsky
Paajarvi - Gagner - Eberle
Hamilton - Lander - Pitlick

That right there is a pretty good top 9 in 3-5 years.

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08-17-2011, 04:08 PM
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Curtis Hamilton. Hell, I voted him 3th in the prospect polls

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08-17-2011, 04:36 PM
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i'm going with Curtis Hamilton for sure in this scenario. He's less flashy but very effective.

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08-17-2011, 06:08 PM
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Hall - RNH - Hemsky
Paajarvi - Gagner - Eberle
Hamilton - Lander - Pitlick

That right there is a pretty good top 9 in 3-5 years.
A top 9 of all Oiler drafted players. Unlikely, but it would be sweet.

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08-17-2011, 08:16 PM
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I see Hamilton being more likely to reach his potential but not nearly as high of potential. I see Pitlick as being sort of Jeff Carter lite

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08-17-2011, 08:26 PM
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I hope it doesn't happen but I remember back in the day when the Oilers acquired Josh Green. Hamilton is so hard to peg and yet one of my favourite prospects.

Pitlick will have a better career just based on being given the chance. I think Hartikkanen makes the team full time, and Eager is around for a bit. Hard to tell if Hamilton ever gets the chance.

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i'll pick Hamilton.

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08-17-2011, 10:38 PM
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Personally I think Hamilton has top 6 potential so i'll give him the edge here

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Hall - RNH - Hemsky
Paajarvi - Gagner - Eberle
Hamilton - Lander - Pitlick
Hartikainen - Martindale - Abney
That right there is a pretty good top 9 in 3-5 years.
Fixed for full drafted forwards

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A top 9 of all Oiler drafted players. Unlikely, but it would be sweet.
How do you figure?

I don't think the Oilers will be going after many players considering the fact that these prospects could be ready to play in our top 9 very soon, so it's not a reach at all.

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08-18-2011, 02:01 AM
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I'll take pitlick. If our centers surprise us there's still tons of room for him on the right wing.

Hall-rnh-eberle
Mps-gagner-pitlick

You can't deny the attractiveness of that second line.

Hamilton-lander-hartikainen

Hamilton isn't going to outdo mps imo. But that's a really beefy checking line with tons of offensive upside.

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08-18-2011, 02:45 AM
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How do you figure?

I don't think the Oilers will be going after many players considering the fact that these prospects could be ready to play in our top 9 very soon, so it's not a reach at all.
This is all based on optimistic projections. AKA not a fact. Having every single one of these players fulfill their potential is pretty unlikely, but as I had said: It would be sweet.

Especially with the possibilities of trades/walk-aways in the next 3-5 years, it is a bit of a reach.

Name a team in the NHL that is currently running a top 9 of their own formerly drafted players.

If you can name one, well high-five because it would give hope towards getting all of these kids in our line-up one day.

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08-18-2011, 03:22 AM
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To be fair, Hamilton's production actually dropped once Schenn was traded to Saskatoon.

The way I see it, Hamilton will be our Andrew Ladd and Pitlick will be our Dave Bolland. I'm glad we have both, they will be key pieces to when we are a competetive team.
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Hall - RNH - Hemsky
Paajarvi - Gagner - Eberle
Hamilton - Lander - Pitlick

That right there is a pretty good top 9 in 3-5 years.
I hope the Swedish delagation around here does not see this line up!

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08-18-2011, 07:56 AM
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i see hamilton being a 3rd liner and pitlick as a 4th liner.

i dont think pitlick has the hockey sence or the next gear to push him into the top 9 let alone the top 6.

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08-19-2011, 12:25 PM
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I see these two as you version of Jared Knight and Ryan Spooner...

You've already got your core guys(Seguin, Krejci, Lucic, Bergeron, Marchand - Hall, Gagner, Paajarvi, Eberle, RNH, Lander)

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Less than 2 years have gone by and now the questions regarding Pitlick & Hamilton are more along the lines of:
- Is there any upside left with either of these two?
- Which one is a bigger bust?
- Will either of them ever dress for even one regular season game for the Oilers?
- What the **** happened?

Sad.

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And this is why you don't pencil CHL players into your lineup

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Our drafting after the 1st rounders has not been good at all, we wouldn't be talking about having to make all these deals for forwards with size if any of these guys panned out. I'm a lot more surprised at how bad Hamilton has been than Pitlick. I thought Hamilton would be a good bottom two line player off his work at the world juniors.

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Less than 2 years have gone by and now the questions regarding Pitlick & Hamilton are more along the lines of:
- Is there any upside left with either of these two?
- Which one is a bigger bust?
- Will either of them ever dress for even one regular season game for the Oilers?
- What the **** happened?

Sad.
Way to bump the thread, though I certainly think this thread is still relevant and a good question.

And you're right, they probably are busts.

It's not a matter of what the eff happened. It's a matter of most junior players don't make the NHL.

To me, the best case scenario for either player is a Dustin Penner-like development route. By the time they develop, it's certainly possible that neither will be in the Edmonton system.

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It's still too early to write them off. Just like it was too early to pencil them in back then. I still stand by my Jeff Carter lite potential for Pitlick though

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