RIESEN TO BELIEVE

We are about one month from training camp, and the Edmonton Oilers are a fairly predictable organization. Can we identify the 23-man opening night roster from here? Let’s give it a try.

THE EDMONTON OILERS 2016-17 (F)

  1. C Connor McDavid, 19. Generational talent delivered ridiculous results when healthy. If he plays 82 games, I think the Oilers make the playoffs. Chances of Making the Oilers: 100%.
  2. L Milan Lucic, 28. Big man has averaged 53 points over his last three seasons and is a solid possession player. Oilers spent so much gold in pursuit of the next Lucic, finally grabbed the original Chances of Making the Oilers: 100%.
  3. C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, 23. If Chiarelli sees him as David Krejci West—and he should—Nuge should be be here for the rest of the decade. Needs a comeback season. Chances of Making the Oilers: 100%.
  4. R Jordan Eberle, 26. Scored at a 30-goal clip a year ago and should be able to hit that number in the coming season. The Oilers badly need him healthy and productive. Chances of Making the Oilers: 100%.
  5. L Benoit Pouliot, 29. Underrated player, his aggressive forecheck and smart play give the Oilers a bona fide sortie buster. Could score 25 with McDavid. Chances of Making the Oilers: 100%.
  6. C-R Leon Draisaitl, 20. Posted 51 points and finished No. 2 in team scoring a year ago. Many wonder how much his play will be impacted by the loss of Hall. That is a key question in the coming season. Chances of Making the Oilers: 100%.
  7. R Nail Yakupov, 22. His eight goals last season will hopefully be his career nadir. The young winger needs to be productive from the early going, and the Oilers need to put him in a position to succeed. Chances of Making the Oilers: 100%.
  8. L Patrick Maroon, 28. Big man had a gigantic impact after coming over at the deadline. We should temper our expectations (he scored at a 40-goal clip as an Oiler) but a bona fide addition. Chances of Making the Oilers: 100%.
  9. C Mark Letestu, 31. A very important player for multiple reasons. There are observers who diss Letestu for his lack of 5×5 offense, but he is a swiss army knife C who can help in all kinds of ways. Chances of Making the Oilers: 100%.
  10. R Zack Kassian, 25. Rugged winger has enough skill to contribute and is somewhat unique among RWs on the current Oilers roster (very physical, enforcer). Chances of Making the Oilers: 100%.
  11. R Iiro Pakarinen, 24. Young physical winger pushed past all of the high draft picks in the minors to win the day with new coach Todd McLellan. Utility forward has a job in the NHL. Chances of Making the Oilers: 90%.
  12. L Matt Hendricks, 35. Role players who survive in the NHL until 35 are damned hard workers who have sacrificed. Hendricks is such a player. Chances of Making the Oilers: 90%.
  13. R Jesse Puljujarvi, 18. He is big (6.04, 203), fast and skilled—and his best hockey a year ago came in the spring (10, 4-5-9 in Finnish playoffs) and International tournaments. Chances of Making the Oilers: 80%.
  14. C Anton Lander, 25. Lander could help this roster enormously by filling a checking role while chiming in some offense. He should be up for this role, needs a strong response to 15-16. Chances of Making the Oilers: 75%.
  15. C Jujhar Khaira, 22. He is in a very good spot entering training camp. Khaira is in a position to push several forwards (Lander, Hendricks) and may end up as a regular on the 4line by season’s end. Chances of Making the Oilers: 34%.
  16. L-R Taylor Beck, 25. Interesting addition, he has size (6.02, 203) and enough skill (NHL: 87, 11-12-23) to suggest he could be productive in a support role. Can play either wing. Chances of Making the Oilers: 12%.
  17. C-L Drake Caggiula, 22. A very good chance he sees NHL time in the coming year. Opening night? Probably needs an injury up the depth chart to make it. NHLE: 22-22-44. Chances of Making the Oilers: 10%.
  18. R Tyler Pitlick, 24. Oilers signed him for a reason, and there is a substantial amount of uncertainty at his position. Has to separate himself from Pakarinen. Chances of Making the Oilers: 7%.
  19. R Patrick Russell, 23. A real long shot—new pro, speed a concern—but he has size and is physical so has a chance. Chances of Making the Oilers: 1%.
  20. R Anton Slepyshev, 22. 1 percent. Makes the list because there are many elements Edmonton looks for in a player—size, speed and skill. He did not show enough offense last year, and that is  a concern. Chances of Making the Oilers: 1%.

THE EDMONTON OILERS 2016-17 (D)

  1. LD Oscar Klefbom, 23. He is an outstanding young defender who has responded very well to the heavy work on Edmonton’s backline. Injury the only concern, and it is a worry. Chances of Making the Oilers: 100%.
  2. RD Adam Larsson, 23. A capable young blue, effective in defending sorties. A pressure situation for the young man as he enters his first year in Edmonton. Chances of Making the Oilers: 100%.
  3. LD Andrej Sekera, 30. Strong debut season for the Oilers (30 points, effective play) included some adventurous partners. Hopefully the Oilers settle in a capable partner this year. Chances of Making the Oilers: 100%.
  4. RD Mark Fayne, 29. Defense-first blue struggled in his first season under Todd McLellan—even spending a week in Bakersfield. Returned and played effectively. Chances of Making the Oilers: 100%.
  5. LD Brandon Davidson, 24. A strong debut season has his career trajectory on a much higher arc than most expected. We don’t know what he can’t do. Chances of Making the Oilers: 100%.
  6. LD Darnell Nurse, 21. Big, strong, fast, rambunctious. I will never understand why the Oilers didn’t send him down after 20 games. Development is still important at 20. Chances of Making the Oilers: 90%.
  7. LD Jordan Oesterle, 24. Oesterle is a fast train who can push the offense, and is learning the defensive game. Isn’t waiver eligible but showed well last season in his NHL chance. Chances of Making the Oilers: 50%.
  8. LD David Musil, 23. 12 percent. Musil is my No. 2 choice for 7D if there is an internal solution. He has one big advantage—because he requires waivers, Edmonton may keep him if the club values him in a big way. As you may recall, Brandon Davidson was the No. 8 defender last fall when the season began. Chances of Making the Oilers: 30%.
  9. LD Griffin Reinhart, 22. Reinhart will need to blow the doors off to make the opening night roster, but imo he will play the second half of the season as a regular. I remain uncertain about the actual gap between Reinhart and Darnell Nurse, but the cap bonus has a major impact on GR’s odds. Chances of Making the Oilers: 27%.
  10. LD Mark Fraser, 29. I think this is probably a Bakersfield signing, but you never know and Edmonton clearly wants an intimidating aspect to the defense during the 2016-17 season. Chances of Making the Oilers: 2%.
  11. LD Dillon Simpson, 23. His two AHL seasons have seen steady progress and Simpson arrives at this training camp healthy (unless I have missed something). He is 6.02, 197, so would be one of PCs smaller defenders should he make the roster. Chances of Making the Oilers: 1%.

THE EDMONTON OILERS 2016-17 (G)

  1. Cam Talbot, 29. De facto No. 1 and the Oilers passed on the opportunity to find someone to push him. From December through season’s end he was strong—Edmonton could make a playoff push with above average goaltending. Chances of Making the Oilers: 100%.
  2. Jonas Gustavsson, 31. Oilers free agent signing at this position remains a small mystery. His .908SP last year trailed NHL average (.915) by some margin, and Peter Chiarelli had other options. There is no connection between the two men that I know (Gustavsson signed with Boston in October a year ago) and I don’t think this player will hold the backup job all year. Chances of Making the Oilers: 50%.
  3. Laurent Brossoit, 23. Two straight strong seasons in the AHL have him knocking at the door, despite a wobbly performance in his NHL audition a year ago (he had one brilliant game, four poor ones). I think the Oilers love him, and my latest proof is the man chosen to challenge his NHL path. Chances of Making the Oilers: 50%.

OILERS PROJECTED TRAINING CAMP ROSTER

  1. G Cam Talbot—No. 1 goalie at the NHL level, no competition for the position.
  2. G Jonas Gustavsson—No. 2 goalie going into camp, doubt he retains role for the entire year.
  3. G Laurent Brossoit—No. 2 goalie candidate, suspect management believes he is NHL-ready.
  4. G Eetu Laurikainen—He could play in Bakersfield, Norfolk or Finland this year.
  5. G Nick Ellis—College grad likely to see both minor leagues in the coming year.
  6. G Dylan Wells—Oilers latest junior bet, needs a strong camp and season in the OHL.
  7. LD Oscar Klefbom—Fabulous young talent, one of the most important assets on the roster.
  8. LD Andrej Sekera—Savvy veteran can play very well in the top 4D.
  9. LD Brandon Davidson—Emerging talent, this generation’s Pisani.
  10. LD Darnell Nurse—Talented young blue with some room to grow and things to work on.
  11. LD Griffin Reinhart—Big defender who plays a solid two-way game, speed of the game still an issue.
  12. LD Jordan Oesterle—A fast train with some chaos, there is an opening here for him.
  13. LD David Musil—Has some inside champions in the organization, including Gerry Fleming.
  14. LD Dillon Simpson—Steady progress may have him as a recall candidate during 2016-17.
  15. LD Mark Fraser—Mentor at the AHL level, could receive a call.
  16. LD Joey Laleggia—A big season in Bakersfield could get him a cup of coffee.
  17. LD Ben Betker—End of the roster in terms of LD, he is a giant stay-at-home blue.
  18. LD Colton Waltz—Bakersfield hire, long road to hoe.
  19. LD Caleb Jones—I think there is a chance he hangs around training camp until very late.
  20. LD Andrew Ference—LTIR.
  21. LD Markus Niemelainen—Mobile blue, looking forward to seeing his skating.
  22. RD Adam Larsson—A big addition to the team, a pressure packed season ahead for him.
  23. RD Mark Fayne—Defensive defender keeping Don Awrey’s game alive.
  24. RD Ethan Bear—A strong showing hoped for before he starts his final junior year.
  25. RD Frank Simonelli—He is a righty blue from the Boston Bruins system. Bakersfield.
  26. RD Aaron Irving—TC invite, I like his ability to move the puck. Promising addition.
  27. LC Connor McDavid—The power and the glory.
  28. LC Ryan Nugent-Hopkins—He is a fine two-way center, badly needs to stay healthy.
  29. LC Leon Draisaitl—Pressure is on without Hall, could play center or wing.
  30. RC Mark Letestu—Gets hammered by many observers, I like him as a 4C/PP option.
  31. LC Anton Lander—Terrible season, still has speed issues. I remain a fan.
  32. LC Jujhar Khaira—The time may not be now, but he looks good for an NHL job in the next 16 months.
  33. RC Kyle Platzer—A big season ahead, he has talent but needs a chance to show it.
  34. C-L Joey Benik—Another AHL contract, Benik is a small (5.10, 174) and quite skilled. Bakersfield.
  35. LC Thomas Foster—Skill center delivered when healthy, intriguing invite.
  36. RC Tomas Soustal—I really like his numbers and scouting report. Invite possibility (Orientation).
  37. L Milan Lucic—Major addition, holy hell the boards better be screwed in.
  38. L Benoit Pouliot—The most underrated player on the team. Well, him or Davidson.
  39. L Patrick Maroon—People are betting low on him, I think he could score 20.
  40. L Matt Hendricks—Game rooster could be near the end of the line. Smart player.
  41. L Drake Caggiula—Talented winger could push his way onto opening night roster.
  42. L Jere Sallinen—Finnish winger must be better than Lenny Petrell. Right? RIGHT? Dammit. Right?
  43. L Mitch Moroz—Pro career really hasn’t started yet. A big season ahead.
  44. L Braden Christoffer—Played well in Norfolk, needs to play in Bakersfield to show his stuff.
  45. L Ryan Hamilton—AHL only contract now, mentor for the kids and he will play in AHL. Bakersfield.
  46. L Scott Allen—A giant (6.03, 198) who came out of college (Alaska-Anchorage). Bakersfield.
  47. L Tyler Benson—I am pretty excited about this player. If he is healthy, first-round talent.
  48. R Jordan Eberle—If he is healthy and on CMs line, he could post a career year.
  49. R Nail Yakupov—He won’t hit 30 home runs. After that, anything is possible.
  50. R Jesse Puljujarvi—It all comes down to health. If he is good to go, suspect he is opening lineup.
  51. R Zack Kassian—He could lay waste to this depth chart if healthy and inspired. Talented player.
  52. R Iiro Pakarinen—I think McLellan loves him, and he will be on the roster.
  53. R Tyler Pitlick—He has a chance, but Chiarelli has complicated his path.
  54. R Taylor Beck—Fascinating hire, I hope he comes to camp with an NHL job in mind.
  55. R Anton Slepyshev—If he is of a mind to do it, he is talented enough to make opening night lineup.
  56. R Patrick Russell—We don’t know him, but he is aggressive and can score.
  57. R Greg Chase—He has a ticket to camp, and he has talent. Work like a bugger, young man.
  58. R Jaedon Descheneau—St. Louis(unsigned) pick in 2014. Small, skilled, Bakersfield.

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30 Responses to "RIESEN TO BELIEVE"

  1. kinger_OIL says:

    – Great post LT! Coming up with exact figures like 27% of making roster makes me chuckle: it’s like those real-estate condo ads you see: “A 9.13% RETURN ANNUALLY”. Becasue you know, that .13% shows they really did their homework!

    – Still hold hope another D becomes available, to keep Nurse and Griff on the farm. We be like:

    Klef-Larsson
    Sek-bona-fide top-4
    Davidson-Fayne

    – Then you have Fayne who can move up or out in trade, Davidson up, and kids on farm fighting

  2. Mr DeBakey says:

    The other morning when I walked the dog I wore a pair of gloves. The sun was barely up and it was damn nippy.
    This can mean only one thing…..

    * * * *

    LD Colton Waltz

    I hate being Mr Poopie-Head
    But its in me and its gotta come out.
    The thing that you hoe is a row.
    Of beans, or carrots, potatoes perhaps.

  3. Lowetide says:

    kinger_OIL:
    – Great post LT!Coming up with exact figures like 27% of making roster makes me chuckle: it’s like those real-estate condo ads you see: “A 9.13% RETURN ANNUALLY”.Becasue you know, that .13% shows they really did their homework!

    – Still hold hope another D becomes available, to keep Nurse and Griff on the farm. We be like:

    Klef-Larsson
    Sek-bona-fide top-4
    Davidson-Fayne

    – Then you have Fayne who can move up or out in trade, Davidson up, and kids on farm fighting

    Haha. I actually sat in several seminars (I have been blessed) about setting pricing. There is a whole thing that makes $9.99 more enticing than $10. Strangest damned thing. 🙂

  4. spoiler says:

    Exact numbers? Bit bizarre for a mathy blog. Please show your work, lol.

  5. Lowetide says:

    Mr DeBakey:
    The other morning when I walked the dog I wore a pair of gloves.The sun was barely up and it was damn nippy.
    This can mean only one thing…..

    * * * *

    LD Colton Waltz

    I hate being Mr Poopie-Head
    But its in me and its gotta come out.
    The thing that you hoe is a row.
    Of beans, or carrots, potatoes perhaps.

    I have had a hoe down many rows, but I like my line better. 🙂

  6. Lowetide says:

    A guy I know told me Jason Fram is off the SJS training camp as an invite, so I have deleted him.

  7. dustrock says:

    Our draft night is October 1st, the same night as the 3rd game (if needed) in the World Cup final. Actually had no idea it was a best-of-3 final.

    Anyway, at least that way we’ll all see which star player is inevitably lost to injury for their team during this tournament.

    You wonder how hard guys are going to be playing in this tournament knowing they have a full season ahead. At least with the Olympics they’re in mid-season form.

  8. Soup Fascist says:

    Lowetide:
    A guy I know told me Jason Fram is off the SJS training camp as an invite, so I have deleted him.

    Nice to see you are taking the time to “filter” the results.

  9. Lowetide says:

    Soup Fascist: Nice to see you are taking the time to “filter” the results.

    Heh.

  10. jp says:

    I assume the title is a reference to Michel Riesen, but I’m failing to see the connection. He turned 37 this year by the way – wow, time flies!

  11. Lowetide says:

    jp:
    I assume the title is a reference to Michel Riesen, but I’m failing to see the connection. He turned 37 this year by the way – wow, time flies!

    I used to do this every summer/fall, here is an example (check out No. 13, where I correctly call Sam Gagner’s chances)

    http://lowetide.ca/2007/08/06/riesen-to-believe/

  12. Seismic Source says:

    Sleppy turning the corner and moving up the lineup would solve so much. A bit of a Russian Pitlick until then but I’d put money on him doing it before any of the other tweeners including the ones we expect to make the team ahead of him.

    Yak playing with McDavid would solve another problem but Ebs on that top line is too sexy I’m sure. It’s a shame though because it renders Yak useless….again.

  13. speeds says:

    Q for all:

    If Lander were to show up and have a great camp, do you think that increases the chances Draisaitl plays RW significantly, or maybe a bit but not a ton? Or not really related?

  14. Lowetide says:

    speeds:
    Q for all:

    If Lander were to show up and have a great camp, do you think that increases the chances Draisaitl plays RW significantly, or maybe a bit but not a ton?Or not really related?

    I would, yes. Leon had good chem with Nuge and that might help the big German in year 2 (3).

  15. LadiesloveSmid says:

    if I’m reading this swedish site correctly (I’m not), Filip Berglund plays another CHL game later today against Kalpa Kuopio

    is there anywhere we can check to find ice times?

  16. Centre of attention says:

    Lowetide: I would, yes. Leon had good chem with Nuge and that might help the big German in year 2 (3).

    I still think a Lucic-Nuge-Draisaitl line would rip the pacific division a new one. Oh yeah, you can follow that line up with Pouliot-McDavid-Eberle, which is like another entire top line.

    If only we had another damn f*cking third line center. *le sigh*

  17. Ryan says:

    speeds:
    Q for all:

    If Lander were to show up and have a great camp, do you think that increases the chances Draisaitl plays RW significantly, or maybe a bit but not a ton?Or not really related?

    Yes, everyone already knows that I think Lander is an excellent choice for a third line centre.

    Seriously though, Stauffer proffered that there was a good chance that Lander would not make the team this year–especially if a better player is available on waivers. That wouldn’t take much.

    Bruce Mccurdy has already stuck a fork in Lander’s career as an Oiler with this splendid yet uncharacteristically ascerbic piece:

    http://edmontonjournal.com/sports/hockey/nhl/cult-of-hockey/cult-of-hockey-anton-landers-fall-from-grace-was-real-and-it-was-spectacular-time-for-oilers-to-move-on

  18. stevezie says:

    speeds:
    Q for all:

    If Lander were to show up and have a great camp, do you think that increases the chances Draisaitl plays RW significantly, or maybe a bit but not a ton?Or not really related?

    “Great” would have to be amazing. And it would probably have to combo with Drai looking great on the rw (or soft at C).

  19. RPG says:

    #Fav7HipSongs 38 Years Old, Bobcaygeon, Wheat Kings, Grace Too, Courage, Fifty Mission Cap, Cordelia.

    Today I will be in a vegetative state in front of the TV. Far too much to watch. Hip (Many tears will flow I’m sure), Eskies, Olympics and UFC 202 should be enough to keep me busy. Enjoy the weekend Lowtidians. The smell of hockey is in the air.

  20. Tire Fire says:

    Lowetide: I have had a hoe down many rows, but I like my line better.

    I feel you brother, I too have had many rows with many …. Oh….. Oh I see……

    Never mind. As you were.

  21. Centre of attention says:

    Tire Fire: I feel you brother, I too have had many rows with many …. Oh….. Oh I see……

    Never mind. As you were.

    HA! What you did there, I saw it.

  22. Glass says:

    Since it is Draisaitl’s contract year, I wouldn’t be surprised if they just threw him on the 3rd line for sheltered minutes.

    This coming season appears to be another evaluation season where Chiarelli & Tmac see what they’ve got. Evident by the fact that they didn’t sign a middle six RW or 3rd line C. He also didn’t get a top 4 RHD that can run a PP, which I expect him to accomplish next off season.

    For 2017/18 I’m expecting a lot of things to fall into place and a playoff roster to take shape. Nuge will be turning 25 and will likely be entering his prime. Draisaitl will have fully adjusted to the rigors of the NHL schedule, will have had more experience, and will be given more responsibility. Puljujarvi will earn a top 6 spot on the roster (he may very well come out ahead of Yak in the middle of this coming season).

    Pouliot & Yak are likely the odd guys out to be traded prior to that season (ideally packaged together for a top 4 RHD who can run a PP). I don’t see Yak beating out Puljujarvi or Eberle, and Drai will likely push Pouliot down to the 3rd line where he is too expensive for such a role (also complementary middle six wingers will be easy to replace). A package including Pouliot & Yak would be the least detrimental to the top 6 (the alternative being to trade Nuge which I’m against).

    Assuming we trade for the PP 2nd pairing RHD, the next optimal move imo is to sign a veteran RH 3rd line center to anchor the line and support the AHLers that the Slepyshevs, Caggulias and so on who will get call ups.

    Someone will earn a 3rd line RW or LW job out of Khaira, Caggulia, Slepyshev, Pitlick, Pakarinen or Lander. It’s possible two players could, but I’d like to sign or trade for an experienced middle six winger who can move up in case of an injury.

    Maroon & Kassian will likely be pushed down the line up to the 4th line if we sign a middle six winger and someone with a more offensive upside from the AHL (Caggulia/Khaira/Pitlick/Slepy) pushes the other one down. That’s a pretty expensive 4th line, I’d expect one of them to be gone. Fully possible one of them earns the 3rd line role (assuming Tmac is after three scoring lines).

    TL;DR in 2017/18 I think a playoff roster will take shape.

    Lucic/McDavid/Eberle, Draisaitl/Nuge/Puljujarvi, Caggulia/Veteran/Kassian, Maroon/Letestu/Pakarinen/Pitlick.

    Klef/Larsson, Sekera/PP Specialist, Nurse/Davidson, ?.

  23. Seismic Source says:

    IMO, either Drai plays on the first line as RW or centers the third. Anything else is a poor shuffle of the deck.

  24. Ryan says:

    Glass,

    I think it was Willis who opined that it was amazing that the Oilers traded Taylor Hall and still didn’t have a defenseman to run their power play.

    I like this graph from Yost. http://www.tsn.ca/which-team-gets-the-biggest-offensive-boost-from-its-blueline-1.544001

    Hard to imagine that given the Oilers lack of offense from their blue that we were shopping in the Jersey and Minnesota isles for a defenseman.

  25. "Steve Smith" says:

    RPG:
    #Fav7HipSongs 38 Years Old, Bobcaygeon, Wheat Kings, Grace Too, Courage, Fifty Mission Cap, Cordelia.

    I still can’t believe that discussion on this Canadian music blog would be highjacked by hockey on today of all days.

    My top seven, in no particular order (and with the admission that I’m a casual Hip fan, and am probably unfamiliar with most contenders from later albums):

    Courage, Scared, Fireworks, Bobcaygeon, Long Time Running, Nautical Disaster, Wheat Kings (that last one’s got to be obligatory for a criminal defence lawyer, no?).

    (Confession: I mentally substitute “It was Marchant in ’97” for “It was back in ol’ ’72” in the opening lines of “Fireworks”. If the Oilers ever win another cup, that 1997 overtime winner against Dallas might be supplanted as my favourite moment as an Oilers fan. Might.)

  26. theres oil in virginia says:

    Lowetide: I used to do this every summer/fall, here is an example (check out No. 13, where I correctly call Sam Gagner’s chances)

    http://lowetide.ca/2007/08/06/riesen-to-believe/

    Well, at least you put a number to it.

    🙂

  27. Glass says:

    Ryan,

    We needed a minute munching shut down D which is why Hamonic was an attractive option during last season. As for trading Taylor Hall and bringing in Milan Lucic, it was a major culture shift for the better.

    Here is a great take on it – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qrd3h1__RVw&feature=youtu.be&t=310.

    I’m guessing it will be easier to find that PP specialist during the mass shuffling that the expansion draft is bound to create, so I don’t entirely mind this measured approach. By the way there is reason to be optimistic about Larsson, him being close in age to Klefbomb and both being Swedes. They will make an excellent shut down pairing.

  28. godot10 says:

    If one has McDavid and Nugent-Hopkins to quarterback two power play units, and Larsson, Klefbom, Davidson, and Sekera from which to chose one D on each unit…all of whom have a decent shot and excellent passing skills…then it is entirely on the coaching if the power play is ineffective.

  29. jp says:

    Lowetide: I used to do this every summer/fall, here is an example (check out No. 13, where I correctly call Sam Gagner’s chances)

    http://lowetide.ca/2007/08/06/riesen-to-believe/

    Just checking back in now – thanks for the reply.

    Sadly I think you’d do a lot better projecting the previous year’s 6th overall pick these days.

  30. Oilers Sunday Night Links • The Oilers Rig says:

    […] Never Tell Me The Odds: With training camp just over a month away, Lowetide gives out some odds for each player in the organization when it comes to making the team out of camp. The core group is pretty well surrounded, but some of the depth players and end of roster options might surprise you. […]

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