Discussion in 'Edmonton Oilers' started by FanOfSadTeam, Oct 2, 2020.
For now, I'd say taxi squad. If he had not gotten Barrie, Bouchard 100% would be on the team
"AI from New Jersey... Sith Lords (Darth CycloneSweep) are our speciality"
Woah. It might be time to start taking this kid seriously as a pro prospect. Literally nobody in the media ever gives him a mention.
How is he doing relative to other young players in that league?
The next closest U21 scorer is 10 points back of him.
He's the top scorer up until U24 where he drops to 4th.
Maybe I'm misreading but are you saying that he's 4th in scoring in the entire league or 4th of the U24 group?
4th for guys under 24.
He's 1st for U23 and below.
Still impressive considering that he's only 20, and a lot of his goals look like skill goals too. He's one to watch.
Tomas Mazura approves:
Blumel also added a shootout goal.
Oilers should try and pick at 100 every year lol
How does the league he is in compare to others. He is doing well but how is the quality of competition there?
Like I've noticed former Oilers defense prospect Martin Gernat is PPG over there.
Edit: although going from 5 points in 31 games to 19 in 27 is a massive improvement
Love the auto correct.
but the tweet you commented on is from "the media".
Him scoring in a lesser league but above junior is a good but I'm a little more interested/excited for hopefully him improving his overall game/skating. Big ice, I would think, is a good thing for his development.
McDavid has more than a few potential options now and in the future for scoring wingers. Lavoie is being slept on a bit. I imagine McDavid creating space for a natural sniper like him very easily thus resulting in a ridiculous amount of goals.
For Lavoie this is just coloring space he has already colored. Its not hurting him but really all he is doing is improving upon what he is already very good at and with more time and space. While his potential development has not been jacked it certainly is at a snail's pace right now.
I don’t understand this. How is that what you get out of his current season?
Getting better at what you do best(aka likely your ticket to the big league) is never a bad thing.
Being the youngest player on your team and leading them in goals and points in your first pro season is also never a bad thing.
And while I will always prefer a player that is good all over the ice, getting better at scoring is one of the best things to get better at.
Should he just sit at home and not play?
Especially if that thing is scoring goals. Translate that skill to the NHL and you have a long career. Lots of guys become better all-round hockey players but never get a sniff.
Staying home would be detrimental. Sure let him improve the skating and shot, its probably the best for now; but for a top 6 winger he has some other areas that need attention. He has time and good coaching in the AHL in his future. My comment was more that his timeline in development has been delayed.
I mean he's playing in a better league than he's ever played in with a far bigger focus on being defensively responsible than he ever experienced in junior hockey. On bigger ice which forces you to move your feet which from earlier reports has been an issue with him. I'd say this season checks a lot of boxes wrt his development. All the while gaining personal experience by moving to a different country. Don't see the issue at all really.
Edit: Double post
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