The Barons will be flooded with youth this year with players including Travis Ewanyk, Martin Gernat, David Musil, Kale Kessy, and Oscar Klefbom. This makes the role of Acton and Hamilton, along with the vets that are, and will be assigned to the Barons that much more important. It's likely that a couple young guys start out in Stockton but out of all of the guys coming in who do you want to see take a big step? Personally I think Travis Ewanyk has the potential to be a 3rd or 4th line center, along with a large leadership role. So these aren't what the line combos will be but here is a list players that are set to play for the OKC Barons.
C Hamilton-Acton-R Hamilton
The blank spot represents the possible player\s that could come down. I see it being between Eager, Lander, or Joensuu.
(Potter, Larsen, or Belov)
A lot of LHD, but Todd Nelson should make it work. I could see both Musil and Gernat getting ECHL time.
Not sure if Tuohimaa is playing in Europe next year, but if not he and Bunz should be ECHL locks. Bunz will be the main call up.
Arco Acton and R.Hamilton will start the year with the oilers.
If paying closer attention to the AHL the last few years has taught me anything it is that there is a LOT of value in having an NHL quality backup as the starter for your AHL team. It gives your AHL team a chance to win every night and it gives your NHL club a quality callup option when the inevitable injuries happen.
In other words, you want a proven guy as your #1 in the AHL, not a developmental player.