Prospect Info: The Adolescent 2019 Draft Thread

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    Never too early to talk draft, right? ;)

    This is not a thread to complain about the Oilers standings in the 2018-2019 season. This is a thread to discuss the 2019 NHL Entry Draft from an Oilers-centric view point. We got a good group of draft nerds and it makes us all smarter when we geek out together.

    A quick and dirty glance at the prospect pool:

    CENTER: R. McLeod, C. Marody, J. Gambradella, A. Rasanen, G. McPhee

    LEFT WING: T. Benson, O. Safin

    RIGHT WING: K. Yamamoto, K. Maksimov, C. Hebig, P. Russell

    LEFT DEFENSE: C. Jones, W. Lagesson, D. Samorukov, D. Simpson, M. Niemalainen

    RIGHT DEFENSE: E. Bouchard, E. Bear, F. Berglund, J. Persson, J. Marino, P. Kemp, R. Mantha (?)

    GOALTENDER: S. Skinner, D. Wells, O. Rodrigue, H. Hawkey, S. Starrett

    • Netminders - well stocked, and we technically used our 5th rounder on a goaltender already. Think we should spend bullets on other positions for a draft!
    • Right Handed Shots - Where offense flows througn 97 & 29, it's important to have an abundance of right hander shooters to capitalize on their setups. The Washington & Winnipeg powerplays with an array of RH shots is something I dream of.
    • Top-6 Offensive Center Depth - I think we're thin down the middle with offensive potential. Even with elite depth on the big club, good organizations have good depth down the middle of the depth chart. In general, the forwards could use more offensive Top-6 projections.
    • The Blueline - The Leftorium is closed. If anything we need to add a left handed defensemen but they are more plentiful. What the blueline could use is more elite and projected Top-4 stock.

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    Doing some quick reconnaissance, it looks like a forward heavy 1st round upon early glance. The WHL is going to be heavily involved after a light year in 2018. The USNTDP will be well represented and boast Jack Hughes.

    A pretty decent early 1st round ranking is provided here:



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    I know absolutely nothing, but I shall share what I know:

    Jack Hughes (USNTDP) - first and foremost, this is the Jack Hughes draft. Franchise center. Elite everything in a 5'10 package.
    Alex Turcotte (USNTDP) - Will be playing behind Hughes and not get the shine he deserves from it. An all situational center.
    Cole Caufield (USNTDP) - diminutive 5’6 RHF is electric
    Spencer Knight (USNTDP) - 6’3 goalie was huge at the U18s

    Alexander Newhook (BCHL) - Said to be better than Jost & Turris in their BCHL seasons. A Boston College commit; Halifax also owns his CHL rights.

    Kaapo Kakko (Liiga) - The top Finnish entry is a 6'1 LHF.
    Anttoni Honka (Liiga) - 5’10 RD, better than his brother, better #s than Heiskanen at his age.

    Maxim Cajkovic (SHL) - 5’11 Slovakian, ripped up U18s great skater, pace, onetimer

    Raphael Lavoie (QMJHL) - 6’3 RW PWF with great hands
    Jakob Pelletier (QMJHL) - 5'9 forward was 9% of Moncton’s offense as rookie.

    Ryan Suzuki (OHL) - Barrie Colts, High Hockey IQ, Speed and playmaking. finds soft areas in coverage
    Arthur Kaliyev (OHL) - Hamilton Bulldog, dual citizen RUS/USA, Mega Sniper LH, PWF

    Peyton Krebs (WHL) - Kootenay 5’11, Okotoks native, makes plays at top speed, PLY, LW
    Dylan Cozens (WHL) - Lethbridge Hurricane 6’3 Forward, hard-driving skilled PWF. RHC
    Kirby Dach (WHL) - Saskatoon Blade 6’4 good skater high IQ , Fort Sask. native. RHC
    Nolan Foote (WHL) - Kelowna Rocket 6’3, bloodlines, anticipates play well, good shot, stalled?
    Bowen Byram (WHL) - Vancouver Giant, 5’11 2-way top dman entry. Transition and Smarts.
    Matthew Robertson (WHL) - Edmonton Oil King 6’2 LHD, the local rub. Sherwood Park native.

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    Don't know much about the draft but on first look I'm glad we picked a great RHD prospect last draft. We're likely going to score a forward in this 1st round this year. Even though we could probably use a more guaranteed Top-6 left handed forward in the prospect pool, I'm drawn towards stocking the cupboard with righties. Going to be keeping an eye on hometown(ish) boy Kirby Dach and Raphael Lavoie. I know people scoff at the Oilers and the BCHL, but Alex Newhook looks pretty dynamic. Don't know much about the Oil King's Matthew Robertson but I'm sure I'll become well informed over the next year.

    Who are you interested in for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft?
     
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  2. Cloned

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    McDavid - Hughes - Drai

    Still no wingers. ;)
     
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    Kirby Dach is going to be a stud
     
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    Small correction. Halifax hosts the Memorial Cup not Moncton.

    However, I can confirm that Pelletier is a heck of a hockey player :thumbu:
     
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    I’m liking that Artemi Knyazev :naughty:
     
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    Matthew Robertson is a hell of a player. Made the u18 team as an underage this year and did not look out of place. He's likely going to play a key role for Canada at the upcoming Hlinka/Gretzky Cup and I expect him to climb the rankings all year.
     
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    Cuz u want to pick 31st!!!
     
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    A sniper for our top six
     
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    Hate to nitpick but I believe you're missing Tyler Vesel
     
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    I want Alex Turcotte because the League needs a Turcotte in it again.
     
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    Meh! Late first round is crapshoot.
     
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    drafting jack hughes in vancouver should be a treat.
     
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    Kirby Dach obliterated the Bantam AAA points record set by Tyler Benson. He looks like a stud, maybe a quicker Ryan Johansen type.

    From my viewings of Peyton Krebs he doesn't really stand out much.
     
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    Linemate for Safin? I kinda wrestle with if he should avoid a terrible Seadogs team but he doesn’t seem heavy enough for his height just yet for the rigours of the AHL
     
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    Don’t know much about that player, but hopefully gives Safin someone to play with

    And I agree with the last part about Safin's height/weight.

    He should really have no issue getting up to 205-210 with how much frame he has.
     
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    They took another 2001 born Czech at the beginning of the second round, so there's a chance he gets moved to a better team in the Q.
     
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    Canucks complete the Cycle, 2 brothers retired 2 brothers back in , Quinn and Jack Hughes drafted by the Nucks. Nucks winning the lottery. Scary a** team in a few years if that happens.

    Jack Hughes
    B.Boeser
    E.Pettersson
    Quinn Hughes
    B.Horvat
     
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    how about Drummondville with Rodrigue, Veleno and Beaudin?

    or....dare I say it....just don't report and sign with the Oil Kings? :naughty:
     
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    Looks like Montreal finally gets their #1 C next year. ;)
     
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    Pshh. Lavoie is too french to pass on.
     
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    One guy I’m really intrigued by is Matvei Guskov at eliteprospects.com he’ll be a teammate of Bouchard’s next year in London.

    Scouting Report

    skilled centre … plays a 200-foot game … highly intelligent … high-end skills and physical tools … good character and work ethic … complete , ISS Hockey 2017

    Sounds like the type of player our management and scouts like.
     
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    If the Oilers' season doesn't go well, we can at least hope for the possibility of drafting Jack Hughes.
     
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    I wouldn’t complain about grabbing the other Foote one bit. They seem to have their Dad in them.
    Of course assuming we are at least okay
     
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    I really liked Nick Robertson and Ryan Suzuki. I think Robertson is realistic for us, his brother was drafted in the second round last year, and he looks promising. Am I the only Oilers fan hoping Van gets Hughes? It would be pretty cool, and somewhat fitting.
     
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    They already got that once with the Sedins.
     
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