Discussion in 'Edmonton Oilers' started by OilerSuperstar17, Jun 18, 2020.
Guhle is better than dime a dozen. Come on.
I think he can make it as a bottom 6 guy but I think his chances of being a top 6 guy has plummeted heavily. His skating simply isn't good enough and isn't improving fast enough for him to play his game at this level. He is smart enough to adapt it to a bottom 6 role but hopes of him being a top 6 winger are pretty much gone
Guy is second pairing potential. Which is fine but we absolutely do not need ANOTHER guy like that. We already spent a high pick last year on a very similar player last year (imo Broberg isnt as good as Guhle but I'm not high on either). Our left side defense is not an issue. If he was looking like a top pairing guy than it would be worth it, but he isn't, he is more than the same. So for us, ya dime a dozen. Most teams in the league have 1-2 prospects at this level at defense.
With how horrid our forward and goaltending prospect depth is, drafting another guy like him would be bafflingly stupid.
Agreed on Benson. Needs to be top 9 on the Oilers and I do not see who is is displacing. This becomes a worse situation for Benson if JP comes back and the Oilers take a forward in the 2020 draft (probably).
Benson is not a centre - so the 3C is out. He is not displacing Archibald anytime soon. He would not play with McDavid unless he improves significantly.
He has competition with Nygaard, JP (maybe), and Ennis. I am not even including Chaisson or Neal.
Add a good forward in 2020 and maybe a free agent forward in the offseason, and I am hard pressed to see where Benson fits unless he makes substantial improvement.
Yes. I think Guhle has better upside than you think, but there is no way the Oilers need another D-man in the first round (in 2020), unless they somehow get a chance at Drysdale or Sanderson or maybe Schnieder.
Even then, the only way the Oilers take a D-man is if Drysdale falls for some crazy reason IMO.
We have spent a couple high picks on defensemen recently and none of them have top pairing potential. Time to stop throwing picks at defenders and hoping for the best. Definitely shouldnt be passing on great players for defenders either.
If Drysdale is on the board you draft him but outside of that forward or goalie.
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