Oscar Klefbom had a strong game today in Farjstads’s 1-0 victory over Luleå. Klefbom led his team in TOI and managed 2 shots on goal. After 5 games, he’s 0-0-0 +2 and averaging 18:59 a night. We should consider that a nice start, and the Oilers will no doubt have a long look at him in training camp 2013. We might see Petry, Justin Schultz and Klefbom graduate season over season over season, effectively turning over fully half the starting 6.
A little bit of news this afternoon from Bob McKenzie. He tweeted this afternoon (what you see below is three tweets together):
- In late August, NHL teams had to submit short list (no more than 2 or 3) of drafted CHL juniors they would like to recall if lockout ends. TOR has Morgan Rielly and David Broll on its list. EDM has Nail Yakupov and David Musil. OTT has Cody Ceci and Stefan Noesen. WPG Scheifele. IF lockout ends, these players could be recalled to tryout for NHL team and then normal rules apply for keeping or sending back to jr.
The interesting item here is Musil’s name being included with Yakupov. I do believe the Oilers see him as a realistic option in the next 24 months, and believe that Klefbom and Martin Marincin are in the same category.
Looks can be deceiving. Daryl Katz has been cast as a strong local owner–a Godsend–by this blog since he arrived on the scene in 2008. It’s interesting to read my post and the comments, and compare it to things as they stand today.