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Oscar Klefbom is tied with Faulk, Jones, and Green in 2nd place for 5 on 5 goals

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02-14-2017, 11:07 PM
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Oscar Klefbom is tied with Faulk, Jones, and Green in 2nd place for 5 on 5 goals

Behind just Brent Burns, the 4 mentioned defenseman are all tied for 2nd in the league in goals 5 on 5. However, the most underrated and least known is Oscar Klefbom. He's also one of the best shot generating defenseman in the entire league and in my opinion has been a key success for the Oilers with his mobility and outlet pass, and providing some of the best offense the Oilers have seen from their blueline in years (Schultz got a lot more garbage points, and doesn't dictate the game like Klefbom does, also Klefbom is far superior defensively). What upside do you project him? Is it possible for him to hit 40 points this season? 15 goals maybe?

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Everyone knows him

Green is more underrated

But Klef is good, he's got a V bright future

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Green is more underrated

But Klef is good, he's got a V bright future
Not even close, a few years back people thought Karlsson was a poor man's Green LOL. He is having a great season this year, but I feel it's at his peak, whereas Klefbom still has much more room to grow.

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Not even close, a few years back people thought Karlsson was a poor man's Green LOL. He is having a great season this year, but I feel it's at his peak, whereas Klefbom still has much more room to grow.
Yeah but people think Green is complete trash now

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Starting to break out. Still has elements of his game to work on like many young D do, but he's got some serious talent.

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I don't think he'll get 40 points this year due to his slow start after missing 50 games last year with the infection, but I do think he will be a 10+ goal 40 point D in the future. He's great at getting shots through, has good offensive instincts, skates well, has a great outlet pass, and has a fairly heavy shot. His defensive game still needs work as he's still prone to some mistakes, albeit not unsurprising given his experience level in the NHL. He also needs more consistency, which again isn't surprising at this point in his career.

Don't think he'll be a #1, but I do think he can be a 40 point 2-way #2 someday.

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His potential is a #1 D. He literally has all the tools. Only thing holding him back is his processing of the game. I think he tops out as an excellent #2.

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what really sets him apart with the rest of those guys is the lack of experience. I believe tonight was his 164th game in the NHL, so exactly two seasons worth of hockey.

He is often talked about like he is an experienced player when that is just not the case. Jones, who I would think is considered a young defenceman, has played 100 more games.

His inexperience certainly does show at times, but he is going to be a central part of our team going forward.

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Klefbom is a complete stud. His shot generation is crazy high too

Future #1D, has all the tools and really emerging

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I think he still has a long way to go in the defensive end to become a #1.

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Klefbom is a complete stud. His shot generation is crazy high too

Future #1D, has all the tools and really emerging
If Shattenkirk is somehow resigned by the Blues, would you trade Klefbom and some other pieces for Parayko? Maybe RNH and Klefbom? Balances out the handedness of Dman on both rosters.

Klefbom-Pietrangelo
Bouwmeester-Shattenkirk
Edmundson-Bortuzzo

Sekera-Parayko
Nurse-Larsson
Davidson-Benning

Both teams would have a deadly blueline, far more balanced than the Preds and Flames in my opinion.


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I think he still has a long way to go in the defensive end to become a #1.
This he's still young has a lot of room to grow and a long term D partner in Larsson to learn from

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huh, didn't realize that Faulk was that high in 5 v 5.

Glad to see Klefbom putting it together in his first truly healthy season though.

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huh, didn't realize that Faulk was that high in 5 v 5.

Glad to see Klefbom putting it together in his first truly healthy season though.
Yeah Faulk is having a monster year. I remember Faulk at one point last season had like 80% of the Canes PP goals total, and had more than the entire Flames team at that point haha. Canes, Oilers, and Flyers have a great future for Dman. Slavin in my opinion will surpass both Vlasic and Hjalmarsson defensively, Pesce could be on par with Stralman. Hanifin also has the most raw potential, but he has the lowest floor as well, so he's a risky player in my opinion.

Just noting I think Hjalmarsson, Vlasic, and Stralman are the best defensive players in the league.

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If Shattenkirk is somehow resigned by the Blues, would you trade Klefbom and some other pieces for Parayko? Maybe RNH and Klefbom? Balances out the handedness of Dman on both rosters.

Klefbom-Pietrangelo
Bouwmeester-Shattenkirk
Edmundson-Bortuzzo

Sekera-Parayko
Nurse-Larsson
Davidson-Benning

Both teams would have a deadly blueline, far more balanced than the Preds and Flames in my opinion.
Klefbom for Parayko would be a good hockey trade but I can't see either organization wanting to move their respective young D studs.

I think the Oil are better off keeping Klefbom/Larsson as the #1 pair and finding a second pair RHD to play with Sekera. Klefbom and Larsson have room to grow in their games and I'm certain one of them will emerge as a true #1 in the next couple seasons.

Edit: Just realized you said Klefbom AND RNH for Parayko... no no no... Nuge is having a bad year but it would be really bad to sell him low

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If Shattenkirk is somehow resigned by the Blues, would you trade Klefbom and some other pieces for Parayko? Maybe RNH and Klefbom? Balances out the handedness of Dman on both rosters.

Klefbom-Pietrangelo
Bouwmeester-Shattenkirk
Edmundson-Bortuzzo

Sekera-Parayko
Nurse-Larsson
Davidson-Benning

Both teams would have a deadly blueline, far more balanced than the Preds and Flames in my opinion.
Ok, let's calm down here. If we chose to re-sign Shattenkirk and that forces us to move Parayko for Kelfbom + RNH, we're doing it wrong. We can get a much better center for Parayko without adding another high-level dmen we won't have money to pay in the future. RNH is not the center we'd be looking for regardless of the plus.

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Klefbom had an awesome game tonight. He also took his first penalty of the year. Clearly has a mean streak ��

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Ok, let's calm down here. If we chose to re-sign Shattenkirk and that forces us to move Parayko for Kelfbom + RNH, we're doing it wrong. We can get a much better center for Parayko without adding another high-level dmen we won't have money to pay in the future. RNH is not the center we'd be looking for regardless of the plus.
Klefbom is signed for cheap for a while. A bit over 4 million per till 22/23

I would like parayko but I wouldn't mind just keeping klefbom and seeing what chemistry between him and larsson develops when they are both locked in for relatively cheap for a while.

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I remember when Brodin was better.

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Yeah but people think Green is complete trash now
People thought Green was trash in 2009 when he should have won the Norris, so some things never change.

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Green is trash unless you actually watch his games. It's just really fun to talk bad about green on here for some reason.

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I remember when Brodin was better.
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I think he still has a long way to go in the defensive end to become a #1.
Honestly I think his D can stay the same and if he puts up those 40 points he's a bonafide #1. He makes mistakes but not at a rate higher than a lot of #1 D in this league

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Klefbom has been great for years now according to advance stat guys

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