Prospect Info: 2020-2021 Prospects Thread

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  1. Bryanbryoil Win It For Colby & Emily

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    Things aren't looking too shabby on the prospect front right now!
     
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    In the forward group we are now starting to get excited about a handful of prospects that haven’t even played a pro game in North America yet. That beats waiting annually for the Marody, Benson etc to turn into bottom six NHL tweeners
     
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  3. Bryanbryoil Win It For Colby & Emily

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    We seem to have some solid skill coming along in NA and Europe. Marody was promising until his concussion and Benson is getting close to shit or get off the pot territory.
     
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    I think Bensons only chance of making this team is if we see at least 2 top 6 guys go down this year, or Tippett decided to further spread the wealth of forwards after some bottom 6 injuries.

    Tippett doesn’t seem to trust him in any type of shutdown role, plus he seems to be the kind of player who complements the line rather than driving it.

    Wouldn’t mind seeing something like

    Turris Mcdavid JP
    Kahun Drai Neal
    Benson Nuge Yam
    Ennis Khaira Archi

    with the third line getting soft offensive minutes. As far as I know all 3 of them have shown chemistry in the past as well.

    I can’t realistically see it happening, but would be interesting imo.
     
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    No matter how hard you hammer a square peg into a round hole, it won’t fit. Why would a right handed center who is too slow on the 3rd line find success on his off wing with the fastest guy on the planet. He either provides offence on his line or sits beside Chiasson at the popcorn stand
     
  6. Bryanbryoil Win It For Colby & Emily

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    Maybe it's just me, but I haven't been all that impressed with Kahun so far and am not ready to call him a long term solution in our top 6. That maybe Benson's opening if an injury happens. But he needs to take advantage if he gets an opportunity with Holloway likely chomping at the bit to get on the big club.
     
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    Benson,in the past three years, has had the opportunity to jump ahead of Nygard, Khaira,Shore,Kahun,Neal,Archibald,Ennis and others. At best, right now, he would be a throw in on a trade or a Seattle expansion deal. The end is near!
     
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    I disagree. He’s had 7 scattered nhl low minute games.

    he’s a player drafted and developed and has thrived in an offensive role in every league he’s been in, but was given 7 games with bad (not just bad because they were bottom 6, but they were oilers bottom 6) players.

    I don’t think he’s going to be a world beater, but I think he might be able to ride shotgun as a complementary player in a top 6, or on a soft minutes third line. I believe he was also PKing in the AHL and with us last year in his few games.

    He hasn’t really had a good opportunity, because he’s had the benefit of being ineligible for waivers compared to the guys you mentioned, while also not being really suited for a strict shutdown role.

    Whatever happens with him, I won’t be too upset, but the kid has definitely not had the opportunity you suggest he has.
     
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    The 121 AHL games got him 24 goals. To me that doesn’t get you any Edmonton top six action. If he was here he’d be on the taxi squad. At least he’s playing in Bakersfield and hopefully killing penalties, a skill he will need if he plays in Edm
     
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    I would write off Benson but I’m still eating the crow Yams and JP served me.
     
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    It’s understandable from what I’ve seen why two NHL teams passed on him. Flashes of skill but not much finish, not enough battle like yams to keep a spot IMO.
     
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    Benson hasn't improved his skating from what I've seen in the single AHL game this season. He's a lesser version of Gagner, Granlund, Kahun at this point. Marody does look faster though but it could be that AHL this season is mostly ECHL quality.
     
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    Carter Savoie scored today:

     
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    Has this kid scored an "ugly" goal this season? Seems like every time that he scores it's an absolute snipe show.
     
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    He was apparently kicked out the game for a hit from behind. Watching the replay, I would have given him two minutes for boarding.
     
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    It's nice that the Oilers actually have some goalscorers in the system now instead of just all pass-first players. Savoie, Blumel and Lavoie are all great finishers. Would be nice if at least one of them were able to bring that at the NHL level in the future as well. Would really help out the big club.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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    Came in to catch up on some Lavoie talk. Thought there’d be more input. I see he’s leading his team in scoring and top five in the league in goals. Anything to tell or are other prospects just outperforming him this year?
     
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    Im quite sure you just want to hear the good....and not hear the bad.
     
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    Savoie seems to be taking the coaching seriously. He is performing better on the downside of the puck and still managing to be effective in the breakout and give and go.
     
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    Do you have something 'bad' to share about Lavoie? Go ahead, we can take it. All we see are the stats and they look pretty good. If there is more to share it would be appreciated here even if its negative
     
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    I’ll take what you have. I’m all grown up now. I can handle it
     
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    Lavoie was an excellent goal scorer in junior and though big moves fairly well and has an excellent release. Now he is skating on the big ice and is the go to guy on his downtrodden team. He is getting lots of reps scoring and providing offense and maybe even enhancing his passing which was fairly good before.
    So this is good right ....it certainly isnt a negative right? The downside of this is obvious.
     
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    Whats the down side? He is playing in a mens league comfortably leading his team in goals and points while being 5 yrs younger than most there.

    Much better than sitting on his ass at home playing nowhere.

    Bouchard went through something very similar leading a bad team in Euro. He seems to be doing fine.

    Lavoie's +/- is not good and im not sure how he accumalted 60+ PIMs.
    There really is no obvious downside to me.
     
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