Any idea if he plays C or RW mostly? I would guess he'll play 1C with some players turning pro for the Hitmen.
Chase came into junior playing exclusively C and by his 17 year-old season had rotated completely to the wing full-time. He's gone back to center as needed due to injuries, but is not the best faceoff man and plays the wing a LOT better.
Not sure how having a cocky kid is a bad thing. If you didn't notice, the whole drafting and finding guys with good character has done nothing for us. Having a ***** here and there to disturb the other team is what we need.
I'll echo that the Oilers need a lot more *******s in their lineup.
They play a much too passive, marshmallow-like game.
Honestly... how often do opposing teams really go away after playing Edmonton saying they had to really work their ***** off to beat them and are nursing injuries because of playing vs the Oilers?
Oilers aren't a gritty, punishing team by any stretch and they NEED to get more players in their lineup to make teams at least pay the price when they beat the Oilers instead of walking away laughing with 2 points and not breaking a sweat (only a slight exaggeration).
I really hope Klefbom, Marincin (maybe), Lander, Pinziotto, Nurse (if eliminated), Yakupov (if its possible).
Plus they will get Arcobello back
That team would be looking pretty stacked, and would have some solid depth with all the new ATO signings. Never thought about Yakupov, but I actually wouldn't mind seeing him go down for the playoffs if he's healthy. Might help him get some confidence back.