I’m thinking the 2012 entry draft is going to be the final major one in the Oilers build–kind of the 1983 edition that brought in finishing touches for the glory days. It was the Beukeboom-Tikkanen draft, and Dale Derkatch who never made it but was a helluva junior scorer.
RYAN PULOCK SCOUTING REPORT
- the scouting report:After a very impressive showing as a 16-year-old rookie, Pulock followed up his freshman success with a 19-goal, 60-point sophomore season. Pulock is a reliable defender who is good in all 3 zones and a positionally sound player who seems to be continually refining his defensive tendencies to adjust to the game. His skills with the puck are solid and his NHL caliber slap shot is obviously a huge asset for him on the powerplay. While Pulock is not overly physical, he anticipates the play well and uses his body to separate the man from the puck at the right opportunities. As a solid defender with the offensive skills he possesses, Pulock has the type of top pairing potential NHL teams are looking for.
Pulock is 14, 7-11-18 and turning heads this fall in Brandon. He’s hovering around the top 10 right now but at 6.01, 211 I think he’ll be able to improve that number by season’s end. The Oilers will be drafting high again this summer, would Pulock be a worth addition? Or are you set on Lazar?