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05-30-2012, 01:29 PM
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Offseason Prospect Thread

The Prospect Stats thread is full, so maybe this could continue the conversation about current Oiler prospects during the offseason, starting with the news that the Oilers aren't looking to sign Jeremie Blain and Drew Czerwonka by Friday's deadline.


Link to last Prospect Thread: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1052509


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I don't understand not signing Blaine, if we are too close to the cap get rid of Peckham and Plante as they don't offer us anything. Blaine is still young and developing.

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I don't understand not signing Blaine, if we are too close to the cap get rid of Peckham and Plante as they don't offer us anything. Blaine is still young and developing.
Plante and Peckham are still developing too. Especially Plante, he went from a no name guy to an AHL all-star.

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05-31-2012, 10:56 AM
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Blain has more than enough potential to warrant a contract from the Oilers. He is a big body who can put up points from the backend. Not to mention he is also a right handed shot. I think they are making a mistake if they don't sign this guy and let him walk for nothing. For an organization that gave Abney a contract, Blain should be a no-brainer.

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Is there any chance the Oilers sign Tulupov? Was wondering myself this morning if the reason they decided not to sign Czerwonka and Blain was because they were leaving a spot open for him. I think it's unlikely but was wondering if anyone else has any insight.

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Is there any chance the Oilers sign Tulupov? Was wondering myself this morning if the reason they decided not to sign Czerwonka and Blain was because they were leaving a spot open for him. I think it's unlikely but was wondering if anyone else has any insight.
By all accounts he was a healthy scratch at the AHL level for at least half the season. I really doubt he gets another contract, but I've been wrong before.

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I'd definitely keep Plante over Blaine haha

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By all accounts he was a healthy scratch at the AHL level for at least half the season. I really doubt he gets another contract, but I've been wrong before.
Pretty much. Seemed to have a solid sets of skills, they just weren't good enough.

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By all accounts he was a healthy scratch at the AHL level for at least half the season. I really doubt he gets another contract, but I've been wrong before.
They'll probably give him another AHL contract, can't hurt, and when the injuries come, he's right there, plus he's a fan favourite.

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I'll obviously be keeping an eye on this thread... but in my experience, in a threat titled "Offseason Prospect Thread", no news is generally good news.

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I'd definitely keep Plante over Blaine haha
AHL allstar vs. a guy that might not be good enough to be in the AHL, hmmmmm.

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AHL allstar vs. a guy that might not be good enough to be in the AHL, hmmmmm.
known non-NHLer vs. unknown non-NHLer

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AHL allstar vs. a guy that might not be good enough to be in the AHL, hmmmmm.
Alex plante is on the rise. He's still a good prospect.

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Alex plante is on the rise. He's still a good prospect.
disagree.

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disagree.
If you can't see that he is making improvements then your word is probably going to become worth nothing on prospects. The guy was an AHL all-star, maybe it means very little, but in the end he wasn't one in 10-11, so obviously he is improving.

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Oh okay. So he isn't improving.

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ok. disagree that he is still a good prospect.

16 year old B7 players are still improving...does that make them prospects?

shcremp was still improving when we let him go. omark is still improving.

improving=/=prospect.

plante has no future in the NHL. even in an extremely limited role his team would be punished for having him.

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We'll see. I still have a bit of faith in him.

It would be great for the oilers if he did pull through and become a punishing shut down guy

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Plante, at very least is a very good AHL defenseman.
More than worth while to keep around...

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ok. disagree that he is still a good prospect.

16 year old B7 players are still improving...does that make them prospects?

shcremp was still improving when we let him go. omark is still improving.

improving=/=prospect.

plante has no future in the NHL. even in an extremely limited role his team would be punished for having him.
Plante looked better than Teubert in his short stint with the Oilers last year IMO. He's improved a lot in the past couple years. I think he could have a future as a bottom pairing defenseman in the NHL.

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Plante, at very least is a very good AHL defenseman.
More than worth while to keep around...
I agree. On an AHL contract.

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Plante looked better than Teubert in his short stint with the Oilers last year IMO. He's improved a lot in the past couple years. I think he could have a future as a bottom pairing defenseman in the NHL.
I don't think so. Plante can't go a period without someone beating him wide.

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I agree. On an AHL contract.



I don't think so. Plante can't go a period without someone beating him wide.
I didn't see him get beat wide once in the two games he played last year. It's obviously a very small sample size though and I know he was absolutely brutal in years past. I don't see neither Teubert nor Plante amounting to much at all, but I was more impressed with Plante this past year.

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I agree. On an AHL contract.



I don't think so. Plante can't go a period without someone beating him wide.
At 22 years old he was an All Star in the AHL, if he can stay healthy he should get alot more than 3 call up games this year.

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Hartikainen says that if he don't get 1-way deal next summer he will go to KHL. Playing in AHL isn't an option.

http://www.savonsanomat.fi/urheilu/j...ai-khl/1202047

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Hartikainen says that if he don't get 1-way deal next summer he will go to KHL. Playing in AHL isn't an option.

http://www.savonsanomat.fi/urheilu/j...ai-khl/1202047
If he can't make the Oilers by then he probably should just go there anyway.

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