At the Oil Kings game tonight, they were giving out a mini prospects guide book. I'm going to admit that I didn't want Dumba but now I wouldn't mind taking him. A big-hitter (will surely defend his teammates) and good offensively--that I've heard before--but he also loves the game, is enthusiastic, a hard-worker, and has a positive attitude. Sounds like a win in the locker-room and the ice.
Honestly wouldn't mind if we traded down and grabbed Reinhart either. He's big, physical, pretty good with positioning, wins battles along the boards, and not only will he join the rush, he creates them as well.
I would still love to have Grigorenko or any other centre for that matter. Yes the Oilers need defence right now but I don't think an 18/19 year old is the answer. Like others have said, we have good D prospects..they just take time to mature. Idealy I'd like to see us sign a top 4 D in the summer and draft a forward this year considering we basically only have one line able to score. I don't envy Stu's position right now. I reaaaaaaaaallly wonder who he's leaning towards though. Injuries to so many prospects are really making this year's draft interesting. I feel like some of the teams with lower picks are going to get gems. I may cry if Edmonton wins the lottery.
Dumba is not a 2nd over all pick. Button is the only person I have seen that has him as a number 2. We seen how good he is when he was GM of Calgary.
I don't care about Button or his lists.. ISS, RLR. or whatever. This was my opinion. I'm no scout. I'm just a poster on HF. Just like you.. Not like I dont go around telling people Dumba is better than Murray because Button says so. Or some dude on tv told me that Girgorenko was lazy and should be 25th overall.
And for what it's worth, You can hate on Button all you want. I know he's a clown. He's always causing a stir because of his off the board rankings. But even this clown was 5 for the first 5 last season in the 2011 draft.
I'm not sure I give a **** any more...I really don't. I don't see a light at the end of the tunnel, all I see is wasted years of the 3 kids until they demand to be traded...and at this juncture, I'm not sure I blame them.