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

The 2014 Draft Prospect Thread: Breaking Blad - "They're Draft picks MacT, Jesus!"

View Poll Results: If the Oilers end up with the #1 overall pick, who would you select?
Sam Reinhart 16 4.92%
Aaron Ekblad 286 88.00%
William Nylander 6 1.85%
Leon Draisaitl 9 2.77%
Other (explain) 8 2.46%
Voters: 325. You may not vote on this poll

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
07-09-2013, 05:12 PM
  #1
Soli
Moderator
Supervision Required
 
Soli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 13,070
vCash: 500
The 2014 Draft Prospect Thread: Breaking Blad - "They're Draft picks MacT, Jesus!"



2013-2014 LEAGUE STANDINGS
RKTEAMGPWLOTPTSROW
28th51172774114
29th52153163613
30th4913297337



Sometimes, life forces you to cross the line.
You're going about your normal everyday routine,
when suddenly something truly awful happens...
You've turned on an Oiler game.
and all that pent-up rage you feel,
aboot the management,
aboot the coaching,
aboot the toe drags,
is released with unstoppable fury.
Some call it "reaching the breaking point"
others call it "breaking bad"
for Oilers fans, it's called "Breaking Blad".







Last edited by Soli: 01-24-2014 at 02:20 AM.
Soli is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 05:12 PM
  #2
Soli
Moderator
Supervision Required
 
Soli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 13,070
vCash: 500
The 2014 Draft Prospect Thread: Breaking Blad - "They're Draft picks MacT, Jesus!"

Never too early to talk draft, right?

This isn't a thread to talk about the Oilers position in the final standings. Just want to discuss prospects in the 2014 Draft with an Oilers-centric view. Don't know too much about the draft right now, so would love to hear more.

Right now I think three prospects have separated themselves into the top tier:

Aaron Ekblad - Next big thing on the blueline
Sam Reinhart - Looking like the most talented of his brothers. Skilled center.
William Nylander - highly offensively talented Swedish center.


And then there'll be some prospects I'll be tracking for the Oilers 1st rounder with a bias towards centers/physical wingers:

Leon Draisatl - Looked real good in the WJC. Think he may rise to Top-5. LW/C
Michael Dal Colle - PWF that played LW on a team deep down the middle (Jenner, Laughton). Think he'll be returning to center next season.
Nick Ritchie - Sounds like an aggressive physical RW with goal scoring touch. Shoots left (love it). Rising.
Jared McCann - Strong two-way center, good skater. Concussion knocked him out of OHL Playoffs.
Jake Virtanen - Aggressive LW that brings the puck to the net.
Blake Clarke - Best of the American crop. PWF LW. Bobby Ryan like?
Conner Bleackley - Red Deer Rebels center looking to break out.
Sam Bennett - high energy center with offensive pop.

Soli is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 05:14 PM
  #3
okgooil
HFBoards Sponsor
 
okgooil's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB
Posts: 12,097
vCash: 500
So am I the only one who thinks a thread like this just makes us look bad. Don't get me wrong, some great players and lots of reason to discuss them. However, what says loser more than a team that starts a draft thread for next year right after the draft. Can we at least just pretend for a bit that we won't have a good pick next year?

okgooil is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 05:16 PM
  #4
Soli
Moderator
Supervision Required
 
Soli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 13,070
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by okgooil View Post
So am I the only one who thinks a thread like this just makes us look bad. Don't get me wrong, some great players and lots of reason to discuss them. However, what says loser more than a team that starts a draft thread for next year right after the draft. Can we at least just pretend for a bit that we won't have a good pick next year?
Almost every team has a 1st rounder.

Also...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Soli
This isn't a thread to talk about the Oilers position in the final standings.
So... get out.

Soli is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 05:18 PM
  #5
Paralyzer008
Registered User
 
Paralyzer008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,533
vCash: 500
The irony if we drafted William Nylander after what Michael did to Kevin Lowe.

Paralyzer008 is online now  
Old
07-09-2013, 05:42 PM
  #6
Senor Catface
Registered User
 
Senor Catface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Country: Nepal
Posts: 6,177
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paralyzer008 View Post
The irony if we drafted William Nylander after what Michael did to Kevin Lowe.
No worse than what Kevin Lowe did to Kevin Lowe.

Senor Catface is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 06:38 PM
  #7
cbear42
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 80
vCash: 500
OMG, talking about future prospects on HF boards! What has this world come to?!?

cbear42 is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 06:40 PM
  #8
AlowlyOilersfan
Comrade
 
AlowlyOilersfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,210
vCash: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by cbear42 View Post
OMG, talking about future prospects on HF boards! What has this world come to?!?
The beginning of the end is the beginning.

AlowlyOilersfan is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 06:46 PM
  #9
Joey Moss
Registered User
 
Joey Moss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 22,185
vCash: 226
Drafting a center is an absolute must IMO. Unless someone obvious is on the board, but we really need a center. Right now I've got my eyes on Leon Draisatl. Really impressed me at this past World Juniors. Tyson Baillie is another one who caught my eye during the WHL playoffs. Plays a lot like Ryan Callahan.

Joey Moss is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 07:00 PM
  #10
AlowlyOilersfan
Comrade
 
AlowlyOilersfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,210
vCash: 177
I think this conversation is a little too premature.

AlowlyOilersfan is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 07:02 PM
  #11
Joey Moss
Registered User
 
Joey Moss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 22,185
vCash: 226
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlowlyOilersfan View Post
I think this conversation is a little too premature.
What's wrong with getting to know some of the prospects we'll be talking about for the next year a little early? The 2013 draft is behind us.

Joey Moss is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 07:02 PM
  #12
Soundwave
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 24,240
vCash: 500
I don't think we'll pick in the top 10 this year, but by the same token I don't see us making the playoffs unless Mac T makes some solid moves in the next 30 days or so.

Soundwave is online now  
Old
07-09-2013, 07:02 PM
  #13
AlowlyOilersfan
Comrade
 
AlowlyOilersfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,210
vCash: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joey Moss View Post
What's wrong with getting to know some of the prospects we'll be talking about for the next year a little early? The 2013 draft is behind us.
forgot to

There's nothing wrong with it.

AlowlyOilersfan is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 07:15 PM
  #14
Soli
Moderator
Supervision Required
 
Soli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 13,070
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joey Moss View Post
Drafting a center is an absolute must IMO. Unless someone obvious is on the board, but we really need a center. Right now I've got my eyes on Leon Draisatl. Really impressed me at this past World Juniors. Tyson Baillie is another one who caught my eye during the WHL playoffs. Plays a lot like Ryan Callahan.
I have a very myopic view of the draft. Definitely looking for a forward in the first round, emphasis on centers and physicality.

Dry Saddle I can see just shooting up the rankings. He's got the recipe laid out. Readily viewable in Prince Albert and he'll have a phenomenal WJC relative to his country(men).

OHL is supposed to have a really strong 1st rounder crop.

QMJHL, perhaps not so much. 6'2 center Alex Pepin leads the charge me thinks.

Soli is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 07:25 PM
  #15
Toydarian
Registered User
 
Toydarian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,510
vCash: 500
With the supposed ridiculous depth of the 2013 draft and all the attention Conner McDavid has been getting, the 2014 draft almost seems like an after thought. I haven't heard much outside of Reinhart and Ekblad.

Toydarian is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 07:43 PM
  #16
Oilers4life1987
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 458
vCash: 500
I think Virtanen is our answer for 2 LW. And if Dal Colle falls to the 2round grab him too

Oilers4life1987 is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 07:56 PM
  #17
The Nuge
Farewell Smytty
 
The Nuge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Country: Canada
Posts: 14,936
vCash: 1026
Arvin Atwal and Tyler Morrison are the two guys off the Giants to keep an eye on next year. We are kind of stacked for d prospects though, so I'm not sure how much we'll consider them

The Nuge is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 08:13 PM
  #18
Oilers4life1987
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 458
vCash: 500
I have a question for ppl that've seen Dal Colle this year. How does he compare to Monahan.

Oilers4life1987 is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 08:14 PM
  #19
I am the Liquor
Registered User
 
I am the Liquor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sunnyvale
Country: Canada
Posts: 34,284
vCash: 7000
Reinhart or Draisaitl please.

I am the Liquor is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 08:16 PM
  #20
I am the Liquor
Registered User
 
I am the Liquor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sunnyvale
Country: Canada
Posts: 34,284
vCash: 7000
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oilers4life1987 View Post
I think Virtanen is our answer for 2 LW. And if Dal Colle falls to the 2round grab him too
He hasnt shown enough skill to make me think he will be a top six player. Yet. He is an absolute bull on skates though. Very strong. Impossible to knock down/off the puck. I think he will be a very good third line player in the nhl.

I am the Liquor is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 08:24 PM
  #21
Gone
Fire KLowe
 
Gone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Earth
Posts: 2,550
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Senor Catface View Post
No worse than what Kevin Lowe did to Kevin Lowe.
Or what Kevin Lowe did to the Oilers.

Gone is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 08:27 PM
  #22
Gone
Fire KLowe
 
Gone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Earth
Posts: 2,550
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Soundwave View Post
I don't think we'll pick in the top 10 this year, but by the same token I don't see us making the playoffs unless Mac T makes some solid moves in the next 30 days or so.
Top 10 is only an injury away. Imagine Dubnyk, Hall or Smid going down for a fair part of the season. Every organization deals with injuries, while ours are magnified because of the lack of depth.

Gone is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 08:28 PM
  #23
awesomo
HARD!
 
awesomo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: location, location
Country: Canada
Posts: 22,643
vCash: 500
meh not time to tank until connor mcdavid

awesomo is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 08:40 PM
  #24
Soli
Moderator
Supervision Required
 
Soli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 13,070
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oilers4life1987 View Post
I have a question for ppl that've seen Dal Colle this year. How does he compare to Monahan.
Jared McCann sounds more like a Monahan type rather than Dal Colle.

Don't think either are as good as Monahan though. Damn Flames.

Soli is offline  
Old
07-09-2013, 08:42 PM
  #25
Paralyzer008
Registered User
 
Paralyzer008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,533
vCash: 500
Keep Nick Ritchie in mind. 6 foot 2, 218 pound guy on a terrible Petes team who still scored 35 points in 41 games, including 18 goals. LW

Paralyzer008 is online now  
Closed Thread

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 05:08 PM.

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.