Leon will make the Oilers. Heaven forbid they let a player develop.
I think he'll stay for the 9 game minimum but he'll go back to Junior. You don't seem to understand the Oilers very well, so I'll give you a bit of history - we almost lost the team when Pocklington was selling it. We were bought by a consortium of business owners in town to keep them here until a better owner could be found. The owners had to cut costs, which meant that for FIVE years we did not have a farm system. Since this a hockey 'future' board I'm sure you understand what that means to team so I don't need to explain further, do I? Your best players make the team, and since we had no development system, guys like Gagner did.
Now, going foward we have TWO farm teams and they are being stocked. If we need a player we can get one from there. We finally have the luxury of developing our players and again, in case you missed it just reference Darnell Nurse, who had a great training camp and preseason but was sent back to junior.
So there you go - nice to have some background info before you bash someone.
Ekblad is a shoe-in for the Panthers. No brainer.
Reinhart will be a number 2 centre with the Sabres. Also a no-brainer.
Draisaitl will at least get nine games. If he has a good start he stays. But I see him needing one more year in the WHL.
Bennett I see getting nine games, stays if he's good.
Nylander gets nine games at most, otherwise stays in Sweden.
Ehlers gets nine games and heads back to Halifax. He looks NHL ready, but not 100%.
Ritchie gets nine games. Needs experience to get better.
Honka gets nine games.
I'll say Scherbak is my dark-horse to get nine games or make it.
Bennett would really need to have a great camp to stick.
The Flames have 3 decent centres in place now - Monahan, Backlund and Stajan - and a host of guys who could play 4C. Bennett has more potential than any of them, but I don't see him being better than any of them this year.