OILERS AT 62: OLIVIER RODRIGUE

Ranked No. 39 by Red Line report, they said “makes the easy saves, and the acrobatic ones too.” 53gp, 2.54 .903.

The Draft Analyst: Don’t let Rodrigue’s size scare you away — this kid’s reflexes, rebound control and post-to-post quickness are exceptional. He’s an aggressive netminder who will dart out of the crease to defend shots from anywhere within his own end, and he’s proven to safely steer high-danger shots either into the corners or far from the low slot. Rodrigue’s stick is very active and times his poke checks very well, plus his ability to lock in on pucks throughout an entire cycle helps him interdict cross-crease passes from either corner. His glove hand and its positioning are a work in progress, which when coupled with a low silhouette makes him susceptible to get beaten upstairs, especially on the short side. Source

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132 Responses to "OILERS AT 62: OLIVIER RODRIGUE"

  1. Lowetide says:

    I had him No. 60.

  2. Younger Oil says:

    I don’t really like the trade, it’s pretty much trading two lottery tickets for one lottery ticket, especially when you take a goalie with the pick.

    Not a huge deal, all in all.

  3. Todd Macallan says:

    Avs pick a goalie, would bet money they were taking Rodrigue

  4. geowal says:

    I guess they had him way ahead of the rest of their board, otherwise the trade up is hard to follow.

    Chia played us a little (maybe a goalie in the later rounds). Must have assumed he’d go sooner.

  5. OriginalPouzar says:

    I know some pumped about this goalie – don’t know much of anything about him.

    He’s a goalie so, we’ll see him in 4-5 years – goalies are voodoo.

  6. Spooky Lynx says:

    Waiting until 164 for the next pick is suboptimal.

  7. Lowetide says:

    Lance Hornby

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    Edmonton trades No. 71 and 133 to Montreal for the next pick at 62, goalie Oliver Rodrigue. His Dad is Sylvain, the Oilers goalie consultant.

  8. Spooky Lynx says:

    Waiting until 164 for the next pick is suboptimal. I wonder if they will try to acquire some more bullets.

  9. Professor Q says:

    So, would this indicate that maybe one of the G prospects might be trade bait, or at least included?

    NHL, AHL, ECHL, College, CHL, and even International are quite full.

  10. Lowetide says:

    Via HockeyProspect.com
    Rodrigue is very technically sound; he’s very quick and has great lateral agility in his crease. His footwork is excellent; he’s very quick to adapt to shots changing direction in front of him. He has good rebound-control and has improved his pucktracking with traffic in front of him, as last year he was getting beaten often with point shots while facing traffic. He’s listed at 6’01”, so in today’s NHL, he’s an average-sized goaltender.

  11. Pescador says:

    For a franchise desperate for wingers, why trade extra picks to move up 9 spots & select another goalie?

  12. Richard S.S. says:

    The complainers are already out, not surprising.

  13. JamesL says:

    Definitely would have preferred a couple more forward prospects rather than a single goalie. A little disturbed by the familial connection to current Oilers staff (this rarely seems to pan out for the Oilers), although it’s not a reach pick by any means. I won’t hold it against the player.

  14. ashley says:

    Building from the back….10 years late.

  15. trencan says:

    Lowetide:
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    Edmonton trades No. 71 and 133 to Montreal for the next pick at 62, goalie Oliver Rodrigue. His Dad is Sylvain, the Oilers goalie consultant.

    Something like David Musil and Frantisek Musil?

  16. leadfarmer says:

    Pescador:
    For a franchise desperate for wingers, why trade extra picks to move up 9 spots & select another goalie?

    We always do. This is the least surprising thing ever.

  17. limit says:

    Rodrigue showed well at U-18 Championships. I like this pick, solid prospect.

  18. ashley says:

    His Dad is Sylvain, the Oilers goalie consultant..

    Are you kidding me?

  19. geowal says:

    Don’t mind the pick, don’t like the trade.

  20. trencan says:

    I prefer Skarek over Rodrigue… Hope I am wrong…

  21. Alpine says:

    I’m fine with the pick even if I don’t like drafting goalies high. It’s not off the board or anything. But I would have rather waited til 71 or picked a forward. Now we only have two picks left and they’re in rounds 6/7.

  22. LadiesloveSmid says:

    trencan,

    something Keegan Lowe 3 years in oilers farm system

  23. Todd Macallan says:

    Not to toot my own horn but I was stoked about Skinner last year. Equally so about Rodrigue, this kid may be even better.

  24. LadiesloveSmid says:

    No pick til the 6th now?

    So much for catching fallers

  25. Andy Dufresne says:

    LadiesloveSmid:
    No pick til the 6th now?

    So much for catching fallers

    Caught a faller at 40 though. And still possible to get one or two of LT top 100 in round 6 or 7

  26. Ben says:

    As always, amazed by the “terrible pick!’ oracles on draft day.

    As long as they’re not walking-about, I’m happy, and can’t pretend to have any particular insight aside from having read a bunch of other peoples’ lists. How about you?

  27. Lowetide says:

    NA Central Scouting

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    Smart pick by Edmonton. I think they got the best goaltender in the draft in Rodrique. We had him at #51 & although this isn’t the greatest crop of ‘tenders, they got the best.

  28. Younger Oil says:

    I wonder if Mascherin will go undrafted since many teams will think they can just sign him as a free agent.

    Probably the best player we could hope for in Round 6/7 if this is true.

  29. Richard S.S. says:

    Depending what the Oilers want, prospect and the last two picks for a late third?

  30. Professor Q says:

    Montreal pick Alexander Romanov sort of looks like a younger Sergei Gonchar. Eerie.

  31. geowal says:

    Ben:
    As always, amazed by the “terrible pick!’ oracles on draft day.

    As long as they’re not walking-about, I’m happy, and can’t pretend to have any particular insight aside from having read a bunch of other peoples’ lists. How about you?

    You must be reading elsewhere because nobody here has said “terrible pick”

  32. nelson88 says:

    Jonathan Quick or Olivier Roy? Goalies….

  33. Donye West says:

    Can someone post for me a comprehensive rundown of all the Oilers drafted goalies who became #1 starters for the team?

    JK – Trade for goalies, don’t draft them!!

  34. Andy Dufresne says:

    We got an Elite first rounder and two second rounders including the best goalie in the draft.

  35. Lowetide says:

    Oilers have chosen my No. 8, 25 and 60 prospects.
    McKenzie: No. 7 Bouchard, No. 22 (McLeod) and No. 49 (Rodrigue)
    Button: No. 9 Bouchard, No. 29 McLeod, No. 43 Rodrigue
    Red Line: No. 5 Bouchard, No. 31 McLeod, No. 39 Rodrigue

    The Oilers have never been farther from walkabout.

  36. Andy Dufresne says:

    Challenge now is to get one or two of LT top 100 in the later rounds

  37. Younger Oil says:

    Thinking about this draft, Edmonton more or less spent their 3rd, 4th, and 5th round picks on goaltenders, and to me that is really poor asset management, especially for a team with poor depth and in desperate need of inexpensive depth options, which are usually best found internally through the draft.

  38. godot10 says:

    Skinner late 98 birthday. Rodriguez summer 2000. So there is an reasonable age gap. Wells early 98.

    Rodrigue has two years of junior ahead of him.

  39. SwedishPoster says:

    Crap. Sharks grabbed Linus Karlsson, I held some hope the Oil could pick him up in the 6th. Great talent.

  40. Woodguy v2.0 says:

    Larry Brooks

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    I am told (though not by agent or NYI) that Tavares will meet with five teams during interview period that opens tomorrow. Rangers are not among them.

  41. Andy Dufresne says:

    Lowetide:
    Oilers have chosen my No. 8, 25 and 60 prospects.
    McKenzie: No. 7 Bouchard, No. 22 (McLeod) and No. 49 (Rodrigue)
    Button: No. 9 Bouchard, No. 29 McLeod, No. 43 Rodrigue
    Red Line: No. 5 Bouchard, No. 31 McLeod, No. 39 Rodrigue

    The Oilers have never been farther from walkabout.

    And Rodrique might have been higher on your list except that your list rewards offense a little more than the other lists? Average position for Rodrique on those other lists is 44.

  42. nqmt says:

    Younger Oil,

    Younger Oil:
    Thinking about this draft, Edmonton more or less spent their 3rd, 4th, and 5th round picks on goaltenders, and to me that is really poor asset management, especially for a team with poor depth and in desperate need of inexpensive depth options, which are usually best found internally through the draft.

    I think they feel they can fill their forward depth with college players

  43. Koof says:

    We have a stocked goalie pool and have weak winger depth…..so we spend 2 picks on anotheer goalie????? I dont get it at all , seems like really poor asset management.

  44. Andy Dufresne says:

    Woodguy v2.0:
    Larry Brooks

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    I am told (though not by agent or NYI) that Tavares will meet with five teams during interview period that opens tomorrow. Rangers are not among them.

    On a seperate note, Tavares is about to turn 28. I doubt that any of these draft picks will affect his decision making.

    Do we have any indication who the 5 teams are?

  45. Lowetide says:

    Andy Dufresne: And Rodrique might have been higher on you list except that your list rewards offense a little more than the other lists?Average position for Rodrique on those other lists is 44.

    Yes. I fade goalies

  46. godot10 says:

    Andy Dufresne: On a seperate note, Tavares is about to turn 28. I doubt that any of these draft picks will affect his decision making.

    Do we have any indication who the 5 teams are?

    Toronto
    Vegas
    San Jose
    Montreal
    Carolina
    Vancouver

    Guessing

  47. Andy Dufresne says:

    Doesnt it feel like we can ALL breathe a little easier now that the new Oilers Management has had two good draft years in a row??

  48. Andy Dufresne says:

    We have some time now……any chance we get an updated list of our hopes/possibilities for the last two rounds?

  49. Jethro Tull says:

    Like the trade. Goalies went like dominoes after. That’s a tell.

    *Jon Lovitz voice* Prospects!

  50. McNuge93 says:

    Hopefully Rodrigue will lead a revival of the once great Quebec goalie factory. With 3 good young goalie prospects surely one will turn into a bonafide number 1 in a few years.

    And just a comment on prospect depth on the wing – doesn’t look so bad now with Yam, Benson, Maksimov and McLeod (yes he plays centre but has played some wing also)

  51. russ99 says:

    Seems a quality pick, but with the system still bare of forwards it’s not helpful to move those picks, considering the level of player Keith Gretzky was able to unearth in the same spots last year.

    Really, really getting annoyed with Chia overreaching in the NCAA pool when we don’t draft well at forward.

    Looks like 3 more years before we can expect Bakersfield to have a league average pool of forwards to help the big club when we’re at the cap.

  52. Andy Dufresne says:

    Lowetide:
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    Smart pick by Edmonton. I think they got the best goaltender in the draft in Rodrique. We had him at #51 & although this isn’t the greatest crop of ‘tenders, they got the best.

    For those who didnt know, that is me, Mark Seidel is the Chief Scout for North American Central Scouting

  53. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Dallas takes Mascherin

  54. Todd Macallan says:

    Hoping for Dudas to hang around till our pick, not optimistic though.

  55. Andy Dufresne says:

    Adam Mascherin goes at 100 to Dallas

  56. Wilde says:

    Would have preferred one of the skill F, but I trust K Gretzky here

  57. Andy Dufresne says:

    BREAKING NEWS

    Ryan O’Reilly headed to Detroit!
    .
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    .
    .
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    .
    .
    hint….round 4

  58. Andy Dufresne says:

    We move up to pick best goalie in draft and then another goalie goes 2 picks later
    then another goalie 10 picks later
    then 2 more goalies ten picks after that.

    Thats some good intel on other teams if you ask me.

  59. Death By Misadventure says:

    I know they reached with Kotkaniemi, and have a lot of picks, but Montreal is just picking up quality players at every turn.

  60. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Andy Dufresne:
    BREAKING NEWS

    Ryan O’Reilly headed to Detroit!
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    hint….round 4

    Lol… wonder how that would work if both old Ryan and new Ryan O’Reilly were on the same team? 🤔

  61. leadfarmer says:

    Crazy Pedestrian:
    Dallas takes Mascherin

    I was hoping Florida would take him.

  62. flyfish1168 says:

    phlegms 1st pick

    Demetrios Koumontzis
    http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectdetail.htm?dpid=111346

  63. Pescador says:

    Koof:
    We have a stocked goalie pool and have weak winger depth…..so we spend 2 picks on anotheer goalie????? I dont get it at all ,seems like really poor asset management.

    Bingo,
    So far it’s been a 3rd (71) a 4th & a 5th for
    12? Games of Al Montoya & another goalie prospect in a system that’s already full.
    Nothing against the New kid,
    IMO he’s a luxury the Oilers couldn’t afford

  64. Professor Q says:

    I guess Edmonton just wanted some more ‘tender loving care.

  65. --hudson-- says:

    Hockey should be called goalie?

  66. Bag of Pucks says:

    Drafting a goalie is like buying a toilet. Never a sexy purchase but pretty much the one asset you own that has to be 100% reliable.

  67. who says:

    Pescador: Bingo,
    So far it’s been a 3rd (71) a 4th & a 5th for
    12? Games of Al Montoya & another goalie prospect in a system that’s already full.
    Nothing against the New kid,
    IMO he’s a luxury the Oilers couldn’t afford

    Yeah I was thinking this too. Seems like Chia has given up a couple of picks just to get a couple of goalies. Normally losing 4th and 5th round picks isn’t a big deal but they had pretty good success in those spots last year.
    Hope this Rodriguez kid is worth it. Pretty sure 9 games of Montoya wasn’t.

  68. Professor Q says:

    Lauko would have been nice. But maybe one of these G prospects becomes our Franchise.

    Maybe the Talbot rumours come to fruition…

  69. Bank Shot says:

    russ99:
    Seems a quality pick, but with the system still bare of forwards it’s not helpful to move those picks, considering the level of player Keith Gretzky was able to unearth in the same spots last year.

    Really, really getting annoyed with Chia overreaching in the NCAA pool when we don’t draft well at forward.

    Looks like 3 more years before we can expect Bakersfield to have a league average pool of forwards to help the big club when we’re at the cap.

    Well their two best prospects are forwards in Yamamoto and Puljujarvi.

    Defense and goalies take longer so it makes sense to stock that side up first before going hog wild on forwards.

  70. Bag of Pucks says:

    Andy Dufresne:
    We move up to pick best goalie in draft and then another goalie goes 2 picks later
    then another goalie 10 picks later
    then 2 more goalies ten picks after that.

    Thats some good intel on other teams if you ask me.

    Seems to be the annual pattern with the draft. 1 G pick starts a run on them.

    Like the pick but as another poster stated, don’t like giving up 2 lottery tickets to get 1.

    It seems to be so easy for these orgs to forget that every one of these picks now is simply a fairly low percentage of getting an actual pro. Better to maximize your odds with multiple picks as opposed to falling in love with a prospect you’ve convinced yourself is sure thing.

  71. Andy Dufresne says:

    Despite what I or anyone else thinks..

    The Oilers got three guys they didnt expect to be available to them where they were picking.

  72. Bag of Pucks says:

    Koof:
    We have a stocked goalie pool and have weak winger depth…..so we spend 2 picks on anotheer goalie????? I dont get it at all ,seems like really poor asset management.

    You know when you have a fully stocked goalie pool? When you have two legit starters like a MA Fleury and Matt Murray competing for playing time.

    The Oilers have Cam Talbot and then some low rent insurance policies. That is not ‘fully stocked’ imo.

  73. Jaxon says:

    Washington is big on the legacy picks today: Kody Clark and Riley Sutter.

    Hoping for 2 of Pavel Gogolev, Tristen Nielsen or Liam Kirk with remaining picks.

    Preferred order:
    Nielsen, Gogolev, Kirk

  74. Bag of Pucks says:

    Andy Dufresne:
    Despite what I or anyone else thinks..

    The Oilers got three guys they didnt expect to be available to them where they were picking.

    Agreed. They’re probably ectastic with their board and the way it’s played out. The long dark days of Ewanyk and Moroz are over!

  75. Dominoiler says:

    Andy Dufresne:
    Doesnt it feel like we can ALL breathe a little easier now that the new Oilers Management has had two good draft years in a row??

    Yes, indeed!..

  76. Andy Dufresne says:

    Mtl with too many picks to process in their pipeline…so now trading away all their remaining 2018 picks for 2019 picks

  77. SwedishPoster says:

    Angus Crookshank is a pretty awesome name. Sounds like an elderly man living in an old creepy house in a coming to age story.

  78. Andy Dufresne says:

    Calgary and Carolina working on a big trade

  79. OmJo says:

    Have a question for those here who travel a lot (I’m… Travel illiterate?)

    I’m booking a plane ticket for a 2 way trip on Expedia. The first time I did it, I accidentally did it on Expedia.com so everything was in USD. Went over to Expedia.ca and the pricing was significantly different for the exact same flight. Like a $1600 CAD higher price difference. Booking on Air Canada’s website gave me essentially the same price as Expedia.com, the $1600 CAD cheaper flight.

    So my question is, is there anything wrong with booking on .com? I’m guessing no but the price differences makes me cautious. Like will it lead to any complications or is the only difference the prices being listed in USD?

  80. Andy Dufresne says:

    Elias Lindholm to Calgary

  81. Wilde says:

    SwedishPoster:
    Angus Crookshank is a pretty awesome name. Sounds like an elderly man living in an old creepy house in a coming to age story.

    Sounds like the decoy bad guy in a whodunit

  82. jake70 says:

    ashley:
    His Dad is Sylvain, the Oilers goalie consultant..

    Are you kidding me?

    Lol, surprised Hunter has’t chimed in. Maybe he is having nap.

  83. Andy Dufresne says:

    Dougie Hamilton and Hanafin involved

  84. --hudson-- says:

    OmJo,

    Clear your cookies or use a different browser on the Canadian site. Google Flight s is also good for finding cheap fares.

  85. Hemskyish says:

    As I can see it we acquired 2 first rounders and the best goalie prospect in the draft. Good Jerry, gold!!

  86. Andy Dufresne says:

    Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland, Fox

    for

    Lindholm, Hanifin

  87. LadiesloveSmid says:

    I hope CGY doesn’t get Skinner out of the deal

  88. Westchester Oil says:

    OmJo:
    Have a question for those here who travel a lot (I’m… Travel illiterate?)

    I’m booking a plane ticket for a 2 way trip on Expedia. The first time I did it, I accidentally did it on Expedia.com so everything was in USD. Went over to Expedia.ca and the pricing was significantly different for the exact same flight. Like a $1600 CAD higher price difference. Booking on Air Canada’s website gave me essentially the same price as Expedia.com, the $1600 CAD cheaper flight.

    So my question is, is there anything wrong with booking on .com? I’m guessing no but the price differences makes me cautious. Like will it lead to any complications or is the only difference the prices being listed in USD?

    The only issue you should be aware of is that if you have a CAD credit card, you could get hit with an FX charge – so if that is the case, you’re probably better off booking the CAD rate. I have both a CAD and a USD credit card for these purposes.

  89. Dominoiler says:

    All the complaints I hear are framed as ‘a goalie’, ‘taking a goalie’, i think it totally discounts who that goalie is, as if every goalie is the same.. consensus #1 rated NA goalie, ok.. didn’t expect it, but I’m not disappointed.. it’s been forever since the oilers invested in a top goalie prospect.. Skinner is doing great, which is great, but having Rodrique push for a starters job too creates real organisational depth..

    Why have so many good goalies come through Boston, guessing it’s because they invested some material picks along the way for those prospects?.. guessing..

    Maybe three forwards in there top 4 picks would have been preferable, but it’s tough to win without good to great goaltending..

  90. Jaxon says:

    If Nielsen is still there I would bet Edmonton takes the BC-born Alberta offensive forward.

  91. frjohnk says:

    Andy Dufresne:
    Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland, Fox

    for

    Lindholm, Hanifin

    That trade makes Calgary a better team right now.

    Im expecting that Faulk is now moving.

  92. LadiesloveSmid says:

    Andy Dufresne:
    Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland, Fox

    for

    Lidnholm, Hanifin

    if thats the deal, I dont love it for CGY

  93. geowal says:

    Nothing like a leaky roof to pull you from the draft…ugh

  94. Hemskyish says:

    LadiesloveSmid: if thats the deal, I dont love it for CGY

    ++++

  95. OmJo says:

    Westchester Oil: The only issue you should be aware of is that if you have a CAD credit card, you could get hit with anFX charge – so if that is the case, you’re probably better off booking the CAD rate. I have both a CAD and a USD credit card for these purposes.

    Hm… thanks for mentioning that! What if you pay with a debit card/chequing account instead?

  96. Jaxon says:

    Last half of the season Nielsen turnde it on and his 5-on-5 Primary Pts / 60 (adjusted for age and league) were the 7th best

    Projected 5-on-5 Primary Pts

    Andrei Svechnikov 39
    Joel Farabee 32
    Oliver Wahlstrom 29
    Jonathan Gruden 28
    Filip Zadina 24
    Serron Noel 24
    Tristen Nielsen post injury mid DEC to END 23
    Jake Wise 22
    Aidan Dudas 22
    Allan McShane 22
    Curtis Douglas 21
    Brady Tkachuk 20
    Blade Jenkins 20
    Tristen Nielsen 20
    Barrett Hayton 19
    Jack Randl 19
    Matthew Struthers 19
    Pavel Gogolev 19

    He plays for the Hitmen, luckily Calgary doesn’t have a pick before Edmonton’s next pick.

  97. Scungilli Slushy says:

    LadiesloveSmid: if thats the deal, I dont love it for CGY

    They want to be just like the Oilers and give up the best player in the deal.

    It’s probably Faulk and Hamonic as the D involved.

  98. OmJo says:

    LadiesloveSmid: if thats the deal, I dont love it for CGY

    Man, the Flames really do try to one-up us in everything, including bad trades.

  99. LadiesloveSmid says:

    Hamilton is a premier RHD at freshly 25. Lindholm has potential but man him and Ferland at this stage don’t feel all that far off. Hanifin is young with pedigree and may break out in CGY but is no game breaker IMO.

  100. Andy Dufresne says:

    Hanifin, Lindholm,

    for

    Hamiltion, Ferland and Fox

    DONE

  101. Rondo says:

    LadiesloveSmid,

    Maybe they trade Sam Bennett now.

  102. OriginalPouzar says:

    Fox was their top prospect.

    Hamilton is a top pairing right shot d-man that puts up points.

    Lindholm and Hanifin is a good haul but they paid.

    Not sure how to evaluate the deal at this point.

  103. Andy Dufresne says:

    Bill Peters with great insight into Hanifin and Lindholm

  104. Professor Q says:

    Andy Dufresne:
    Bill Peterswith great insight into Hanifin and Lindholm

    The goalie coach?

  105. Westchester Oil says:

    OmJo: Hm… thanks for mentioning that! What if you pay with a debit card/chequing account instead?

    You’d have to check with your bank for details but a CAD account is likely to incur some kind of fX charge. I’m not certain, but I think you might be a little better off with a debit card vs. credit card. Check with your bank to confirm, but expect to pay roughly 1-3% ‘mark-up’ on the exchange rate.

  106. Andy Dufresne says:

    Professor Q: The goalie coach?

    Head Coach

  107. Jaxon says:

    North American Age and League Adjusted Goals at 5-on-5:

    Andrei Svechnikov 26
    Oliver Wahlstrom 20
    Filip Zadina 17
    Serron Noel 16
    Jonathan Gruden 15
    Pavel Gogolev 15
    Aidan Dudas 14
    Curtis Douglas 13
    Jack Randl 13
    Matthew Struthers 13
    Tristen Nielsen 13

    Gogolev and Nielsen would be nice picks at #164

  108. T0ML says:

    Wonder if Car flips Hamilton … two 3 team trades to get a player in division, dare I dream?

  109. OmJo says:

    Westchester Oil: You’d have to check with your bank for details but a CAD account is likely to incur some kind of fX charge. I’m not certain, but I think you might be a little better off with a debit card vs. credit card. Check with your bank to confirm, but expect to pay roughly 1-3% ‘mark-up’ on the exchange rate.

    Will do, thank you!

    Worst case scenario I’ll book through Air Canada directly.

  110. Andy Dufresne says:

    Jaxon:
    North American Age and League Adjusted Goals at 5-on-5:

    Andrei Svechnikov26
    Oliver Wahlstrom20
    Filip Zadina17
    Serron Noel16
    Jonathan Gruden15
    Pavel Gogolev15
    Aidan Dudas14
    Curtis Douglas13
    Jack Randl13
    Matthew Struthers13
    Tristen Nielsen13

    Gogolev and Nielsen would be nice picks at #164

    Thanks for the help to keep it interesting Jaxon LT has Gogolev at 85

  111. leadfarmer says:

    I love this trade. Calgary got a mediocre forward that supposedly wants more than 5 mil. Gave away one of the better d prospects out there and traded away the better dman

  112. Professor Q says:

    Andy Dufresne: Head Coach

    Oh, right. I was thinking about Pete Peeters. I think…

  113. Chelios is a Dinosaur says:

    Kovalchuck is a King.

    Pacific going to be a better division next year?

  114. Jethro Tull says:

    What was the point of that trade?

    Skinner and Faulk for Hamilton I could understand.

  115. Jethro Tull says:

    Professor Q: Oh, right. I was thinking about Pete Peeters. I think…

    He drive gravel truck in Lacrete?

  116. Andy Dufresne says:

    Oilers on the Clock

  117. Spooky Lynx says:

    Drum roll…

    Defenceman Michael Kesselring

  118. €√¥£€^$ says:

    Dominoiler:
    All the complaints I hear are framed as ‘a goalie’, ‘taking a goalie’, i think it totally discounts who that goalie is, as if every goalie is the same.. consensus #1 rated NA goalie, ok.. didn’t expect it, but I’m not disappointed.. it’s been forever since the oilers invested in a top goalie prospect.. Skinner is doing great, which is great, but having Rodrique push for a starters job too creates real organisational depth..

    Why have so many good goalies come through Boston, guessing it’s because they invested some material picks along the way for those prospects?.. guessing..

    Maybe three forwards in there top 4 picks would have been preferable, but it’s tough to win without good to great goaltending..

    LT nailed it goalies ARE voodoo.

    For perspective and this is typical of drafting goalies, Montoya was the 6th pick in the 2004 Draft, Dubnyk was the 2nd goalie taken at #14. There were 34 goalies taken that year, 4 in the 1st round and 2 in the 2nd. Schneider #26, Jeff Glass #39 (yes the 33 year old rookie with Chicago who stoned the Oilers in December), Greiss #94, Khoudobin #206, Rinne #258.

  119. Andy Dufresne says:

    Kesselring

  120. Rondo says:

    Michael
    Kesselring

  121. Hemskyish says:

    Goalies are voodoo, but they win cups. Having the best available doesn’t hurt. I am new to post and really enjoy all of yous guys insight, makes me seem smart in the locker room. Really excited about our d depth, wingers can be had.

  122. Alpine says:

    another RHD, going to merrimack college next year.

  123. Alpine says:

    Roughly PPG in high school, 2 pts in 12 games in the USHL.

  124. Andy Dufresne says:

    Big Dman

    #55 Central Scouting

  125. Scungilli Slushy says:

    Jethro Tull:
    What was the point of that trade?

    Skinner and Faulk for Hamilton I could understand.

    I thought Dougie would cost the world, or so everyone said.

  126. T0ML says:

    New post up.

  127. Alpine says:

    Scungilli Slushy: I thought Dougie would cost the world, or so everyone said.

    He kind of did cost the world. Equivalent value from an Oilers perspective would be similar Puljujarvi and Klefbom/Nurse.

  128. Oilman99 says:

    nelson88:
    Jonathan Quick or Olivier Roy? Goalies….

    With limited number of spots to fill,ie.thirtyone teams,two goalies per team,it seems to me it makes more sense to let other teams develop goalies . Draft forwards and dmen,and sign free agent goalies,be it North America or Europe. The Oilers record alone,is proof drafting goalies is an even bigger gamble.

  129. Oilman99 says:

    Scungilli Slushy: I thought Dougie would cost the world, or so everyone said.

    Salary dump or not a team guy would be my guess, or the Flickers are making more room to take a run at a big free agent.

  130. Oilman99 says:

    Alpine: He kind of did cost the world. Equivalent value from an Oilers perspective would be similar Puljujarvi and Klefbom/Nurse.

    Carolina is the winner here, any way you look at it.

  131. Oilman99 says:

    frjohnk: That trade makes Calgary a better team right now.

    Im expecting that Faulk is now moving.

    Hamilton’s point total alone says Carolina won.

  132. Richard S.S. says:

    Olivier Rodrigue is an idea pick. He will grow and develop in an era of changing Goalie status as the equipment and the net changes. He’s young enough to take a few years to reach the AHL, and good enough to get better.

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