Prospect Info: The 2018 Draft Thread

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  1. CycloneSweep

    CycloneSweep Registered User

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    Honestly I think Boqvist is our pick if he is there. Oilers management seems to be infatuated with Swedish d (for good reason)
     
  2. rambo97

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    I'd be happy with that. A lot of hate seems to be growing for him so can definitely see him falling to our pick. If he is their I have no doubt the Oilers would run to the podium to select him. Could be a homerun pick. Fits our needs to a T. He's also one of the youngest players in the draft.
     
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    He is already good enough to instantly make our PP better even at 18.
     
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    No matter what, the top 10 has some decent players... The Oil will come away with someone, and given their cap issues, they NEED to keep the pick as the pipeline is BARE. Have to draft well this year AND sign a NCAA player or hopefully two. I would be happy with any of the guys listed 5-10 in this draft, Boqvist I think will be there as he's smallish and didn't light the world on fire against better competition. Its when the Oil brilliant scouting staff takes over and "finds" someone that worries me... Like Musil over Kucherov kind of drafting...
     
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  5. Consultant

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    Boquist has huge upside but he will not improve our PP next year. He was barely playing in the top tier of the SHL last year. I think he plays in SHL full time next year, then maybe comes over after that. Kid is young. Classic Oilers mentality throw young defenseman right into the fire (make us better kid!)...
     
  6. EDMOILERS9729

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    As we get closer and closer to the draft it seems that Dobson will go top 9 and Boqvist will fall. A lot of people are souring on him as time passes. If hes there at 10 Chia should sprint up to the podium for him.
     
  7. Jimmi McJenkins

    Jimmi McJenkins Sometimes Miracles

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    Good point, it's why Nurse has been with the Oilers since he was 18.

    Actually, bringing Boquist over and having him play in the AHL would be the best option, imo,
     
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    The bolded statement is just all kinds of false. The Oilers management team has had a lot of strikes against them, but one thing they simply have not done is rush their young defenders.

    Darnell Nurse was given a 2 game cup of coffee in his draft + 2 season.

    Oscar Klefbom was given two years of development in the SHL and the majority of a season in the AHL before he forced himself to be a callup.

    Matt Benning had three years of NCAA seasoning when the Oilers brought him in, and he didn't look out of place.

    Justin Schultz is the only slight case where you might have a point, and even he isn't a good example. He was a three year vet of the NCAA, every team in the NHL wanted him and were ready to at least give him a taste of the league. He had 48 points( 18 goals in 34 games in the AHL) when the NHL season started. He was ready. Name a team that wouldn't have promoted him at that point and had big expectations for him? He may not have been ready for the role he was given, but realistically he is the only defender of prospect status who was put in over his head in a role in the NHL in recent memory. Rushing him though was not really the issue, lack of depth at the position was. He was certainly one of our top defensemen at the time, and was given big minutes in hopes that he was our saviour. Problem was that despite being one of our top defensemen at the time, he still wasn't very good.
     
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    RaabHart Where's the Hart?

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    Picking falling prospects hasnt exactly worked out for us either...
     
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    So their is some speculation of a potential deal between Mtl and Edm. Guess Stauffer has been hinting at it or something on Oilers Now (I haven't heard it myself but read it here: Edmonton Oilers: Canadiens/Oilers Potential Trade Proposal).

    The potential deal would be:
    #3 and Max Pac
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    #10 and Nuge

    So if we had #3 who would you guys want?
     
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    Personally Zadina, seems like he's going to be a goal scorer, and the Oilers could really use that kind of player.
     
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    Oilers dont need an oversized Ales Hemsky clone. They need Defenseman that are ready now. number 10 and RNH might net you a much better return then Pacioretty and 3. Namely a stud top 2 defenseman, Then again that would create a massive hole next to McDavid. Stay at 10.
     
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    Change Paches to Galchenyuk and add in Sekera from our end and id did do it. We get two top 6 wingers and cap space to go after Carlson in FA. MTL gets a center and picks a c at 10 and gets a LD to play with Weber.
     
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    Boqvist/Dobson/Kotka. Have to think one of them will be there.

    Or plot twist, all are gone and Tkachuk is the one bumped from the top 9 with Kotka being the top centre taken.

    Still think Tkachuk is going to be a massive bust but it would be funny if he was available at 10.
     
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    If Tkachuk is there at 10 I'm calling Calgary and asking about what I'd need to add to the pick for Hamilton.
     
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    This would be ideal for me lol.
     
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    Lol great idea.
     
  18. Trafalgar McLaw

    Trafalgar McLaw Waive Peter Chiarelli

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    Zadina isn't a freaking Hemsky clone. WTF? If anything he's the polar opposite stylistically. Unlike Hemsky, he's not a lazy bum with work ethic issues and has been constantly praised for his character. He has an excellent shot, knows how to get into position, and isn't afraid to use it unlike Hemsky who would constantly skate around the the goal for a half minute before losing the puck. He's also a solid two-way player who can be deployed in various defensive situations, especially on the penalty kill, where while he may not be the best at preventing a PP goal, he might be the best player in the draft in terms of generating and capitalizing on short handed opportunities thanks to his intelligence, speed, and deadly shot. Ales Hemsky, on the other hand, has been allergic to defensive play, let alone short handed situations, for pretty much his entire career.
     
  19. Jimmi McJenkins

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    :laugh: Yeah that was understanding as well, he's a top-3 prospect in this draft because he deserves to be, not for "other" reasons.
     
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    If we're going for pick #3, it's either Zadina or Hughes I think.

    Gotta say though, not huge on getting a Pacioretty who is past his prime whilst Nuge is just entering his prime.
     
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    The same guy that I would take at 10... Boqvist.

    Trading Nuge at this point should be instant firing considering our group up front.
     
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    RaabHart Where's the Hart?

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    QUINN HUGHES!! Only way we get him is if we move into the top 5 IMO.
     
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    I don’t like the approach of drafting for need, just draft the best players available. Just get whoever has the best chance of becoming a good player on the board. If you draft for need, and select a guy who isn’t even good enough to fill said need in the first place, it’s a waste of a pick.
     
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    Yeah, BPA 90% of the time.
     
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    Winger is the least important position in hockey. Always pick the D or C (unless their is a huge gap in skill and talent).

    In this draft for me its:

    Dahlin
    Svech
    Hughes, Bouchard, Dobson, Boqvist
    Zadina

    The dmen are as talented as any of the forwards outside of Svech
     

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