2016 Draft: 2nd Pick: Tyler Benson (UPD: Invited to Summer WJC Camp)

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  1. Seachd

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    Great pick, home town kid too!
     
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    Bob Stauffer will be stoked. He's been pumping his tires since he was in what... bantam?
     
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    Could Edmonton perhaps revolutionize the game and go with a 4F-1D-1G
     
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    Sweet! :yo:
     
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    I'm cool with this.
     
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    jumptheshark Rebooting myself Sponsor

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    He needs to stay healthy
     
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    Mcnofool6110 Re-defining Rock Bottom since '07

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    Cant say im surprised or displeased. He has star potential.
     
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    He was compared to Taylor Hall in bantam. Kid was very dominant after his slow start (late start due to injury) until he got injured.

    2-way, mean, physical, amazing shot, skilled, strong leader. Love it.
     
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    jumptheshark Rebooting myself Sponsor

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    I still want Ty Ronning in the 5th
     
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    Great pick !
     
  14. voxel

    voxel www.gonestreaking.ca

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    Scouting report sounds great. Hoping for the best and not for a Pitlick like career.
     
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    A little surprised they didn't take one of the d but I think a forward was the way to go.
     
  16. McManked

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    Definitely a high potential guy. Solid size for a 18 year old too at 205lbs.

    Strengths (summed up from FC)
    - Good two way
    - Good shot
    - Good Heart/work ethic

    Cons
    -Injury prone?
    -Hockey IQ?
     
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    Pan out kid and turn into the force you were expected to be
     
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    McMozesmadness 5-14-6-1

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    Very content. I personally would've swung for the fences with a small skill guy, but Benson is a guarantee to at least play. Potential for top six definetlly there.

    Curtis Lazar comparison is very fair IMO.
     
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    Think he will bust, but we'll see.
    There were more interesting propstects there for my taste.
     
  20. Dempsey

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    Really good gamble at 32. Can't wait to see him play down the street in Langley this year :yo:
     
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    Very happy with this pick!

    Oilers having a great draft so far... Lots of day left!
     
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    I like this pick. Benson has big potential but I think his floor as a two-way bottom six forward is pretty high as well. I liked DeBrincat but Benson is a solid pick at this spot.

    I'd love to see us package a couple 3rd rounders and trade up for Dineen now.
     
  23. Delicious Pancakes

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    Don't like it. Classic Oilers 2nd rounder. Guy who's been hurt. Picked the guy they know rather than BPA. Nothing against Benson, the local kid thing is a nice story but this is not an unbiased selection.
     
  24. Johnny McBravo

    Johnny McBravo Hello Connor

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    Any chance he makes the WJ team this year?
     
  25. Johnny McBravo

    Johnny McBravo Hello Connor

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    Umm wrong. Benson was projected to be a top 15 pick before injuries. Really high reward pick imo
     

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