Oilers at No. 100: Matej Blumel

One of the USHL burners, he’s a winger and he’s a May 2000 (overager).

Red Line Report: Explosive skater with the ability to fill lanes and get up the ice quickly. More than the sum of his parts – works his ass off every shift, never stops moving his feet, and outhustles defenders for loose pucks.

The Draft Analyst: Blumel is an athletic pivot with breakaway speed who plays an aggressive style with or without the puck. He is a minute eater used in all situations, including the penalty kill, where he is as dangerous a threat as he is at even strength or with the man advantage. Blumel’s speed, edgework and agility are excellent. He isn’t very big, but he handles shoves and harassing stickwork with relative ease as he charges towards the net.

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105 Responses to "Oilers at No. 100: Matej Blumel"

  1. Gerta Rauss says:

    Pardubice ..!

  2. Professor Q says:

    We should all listen to some Waterloo by ABBA at this time.

  3. Munny says:

    Another over-ager, scored 30-30-60 in the USHL, trending upwards nicely.

  4. Younger Oil says:

    Similar production to players who are a year younger than him who went in the second round.

    Not my first choice, but at least it was a forward.

  5. Yeti says:

    Gerta Rauss:
    Pardubice ..!

    I was going to post that!

  6. jp says:

    Scouting reports above are encouraging.

  7. McSorley33 says:

    At least it is not another goalie or LHD….

  8. Professor Q says:

    I saw on Reddit that Canucks might get Barrie?

    They were in on Subban, too. They must really want a RHD.

    Along with the Miller pick up, they could be booming next season.

  9. albertaboundedmonton says:

    Seems like a lot of upside with this pick at 100. What’s not to like?

  10. Yeti says:

    albertaboundedmonton:
    Seems like a lot of upside with this pick at 100. What’s not to like?

    Probably not quite enough points for an overage player in that league?

  11. Andy Dufresne says:

    Pick at 100 has all the earmarks of a Ken Holland type 4th rounder.

    Holland knows the USHL and apparently LOVES the kids with “motors”.

  12. GMB3 says:

    albertaboundedmonton:
    Seems like a lot of upside with this pick at 100. What’s not to like?

    Only downside is that he is an overage player, so the offence isn’t as impressive

  13. Munny says:

    “Blumel completed the regular season with 60 points (30 goals, 30 assists), ranking second on the team behind only Emil Ohrvall in goals and points. Only nine other USHL players reached the 30-goal threshold this season. The Czech forward’s point production stands him in an 11th place tie as 2018/19 is consigned to the record book. Blumel’s season was particularly notable for timely scoring; he recorded eight game-winning goals, tying for second in the league. A hat trick against the Central Illinois Flying Aces on October 6th was the first of seven multigoal nights.”

    Explosive skater from the reports. Drafting speed continues…

  14. Munny says:

    Committed to UCONN for next season.

  15. Numenius says:

    He’a a goal scorer. Good bet to take.

  16. JOFA says:

    Andy said it was ok for me to come rant here lol. All jokes aside, I’ve never liked Kretzky. I was disappointed when he stayed on.

  17. Andy Dufresne says:

    Gerta Rauss:
    Pardubice ..!

    Kenny’s list

    Item 6: Draft a player from Pardubice. …………. Czech

  18. Yeti says:

    Andy Dufresne: Item 6 Draft a player from Pardubice. …………. Czech

    Ha!

  19. Tarkus says:

    Munny:
    Committed to UCONN for next season.

    Instead of getting someone coming from the Yukon (Cozens), we get someone going to the UConn (Blümel).

  20. Andy Dufresne says:

    JOFA:
    Andy said it was ok for me to come rant here lol. All jokes aside, I’ve never liked Kretzky. I was disappointed when he stayed on.

    All opinions welcome here!

  21. Munny says:

    Tarkus,

    +1

    …a little Tabor corn?

  22. Yeti says:

    I was hoping we’d get Nikkanen with our next pick.

  23. Andy Dufresne says:

    Tarkus: Instead of getting someone coming from the Yukon (Cozens), we get someone going to the UConn (Blümel).

    NICE!

  24. Munny says:

    Darren Dreger‏Verified account @DarrenDreger · 3m3 minutes ago

    Leafs closing in on 4 year extension with Andreas Johnsson. Likely between $3.25 mil and $3.5 AAV.

  25. ArmchairGM says:

    Munny:
    Another over-ager, scored 30-30-60 in the USHL, trending upwards nicely.

    There were 17 year old players available who scored at similar rates in better leagues… smh.

  26. Andy Dufresne says:

    Munny:
    Darren Dreger‏Verified account @DarrenDreger · 3m3 minutes ago

    Leafs closing in on 4 year extension with Andreas Johnsson.Likely between $3.25 mil and $3.5 AAV.

    Thats Alex Chaisson Money! (kidding)

    So its officially Zaitsev, Kapanen, Kadri and perhaps Brown who are on the bubble now?

  27. Munny says:

    Keppen goes to the Canucks at 122.

  28. ArmchairGM says:

    Ethan Keppen to Vancouver.

  29. Reja says:

    Just watched more hi-lights of Lavoie sure has a nose for the net with great hands.

  30. Andy Dufresne says:

    Munny:
    Tarkus,

    +1

    …a little Tabor corn?

    Sweet! ………… (and Salty)

  31. RonnieB says:

    Andy Dufresne: Thats Alex Chaisson Money! (kidding)

    So its officially Zaitsev, Kapanen, Kadri and perhaps Brown who are on the bubble now?

    Kapanen is close to a similar contract; depends on Marner contract.

  32. Rondo says:

    Broberg

    “There are a few other concerns regarding Broberg’s game, mainly surrounding his hockey sense. He can sometimes be a bit frustrating to watch, due to the fact that he repeatedly makes the same mistakes and rarely adapts to his surroundings. This is mainly a problem when he tries to carry the puck coast to coast and is about the enter the offensive blue line. The way he transitions the puck works well against U18-competition when he can overwhelm his opponents with his size, strength and skating but even against U20-competition, when defenders are stronger and smarter, Broberg can cause a lot of turnovers with is unwillingness to adapt to his opponents.

    https://www.eprinkside.com/2019/6/22/post-draft-prospect-profiles-philip-broberg-no-8-to-edmonton-oilers

  33. Munny says:

    Andy Dufresne,

    well it was cobbled together on the spot, but Tarkus has always had a better ear for this sort of thing.

  34. Munny says:

    Andy Dufresne: So its officially Zaitsev, Kapanen, Kadri and perhaps Brown who are on the bubble now?

    Kapanen apparently has a similar deal in principle. I don’t believe either his or Johnsson’s will be official till the Marner deal is done.

  35. Andy Dufresne says:

    Reja:
    Justwatched more hi-lights of Lavoie sure has a nose for the net with great hands.

    Can you imagine if this guy becomes a Pierre Luc DuBlois or even a just an above average 3rd line scoring center.

    I like to dream, yes, yes
    Right between the sound machine
    On a cloud of sound I drift in the night
    Any place it goes is right
    Goes far, flies near
    To the stars away from here

  36. Andy Dufresne says:

    Munny:
    Andy Dufresne,

    well it was cobbled together on the spot, but Tarkus has always had a better ear for this sort of thing.

    HA!

  37. Tarkus says:

    Through 131 picks and not one of them is from Switzerland.

    is this the year the Swiss miss?

  38. Todd Macallan says:

    Ah, liked Aaltonen and Pitlick. Hoping for Blake Murray or Josh Williams at 163, Cole Moberg or Kalle Lopenen would be cool too.

  39. Gerta Rauss says:

    Tarkus:
    Through 131 picks and not one of them is from Switzerland.

    is this the year the Swiss miss?

    Teams are looking for players that go top cheddar

  40. Andy Dufresne says:

    Broberg

    Some people see a glass half empty…..I just see a drink and an opportunity to refill! (preferably before the ice even melts)

  41. Yeti says:

    Canes took Tieksola in the fourth. That’s three Finns in three picks for them: Puistola, Honka and Tieksola. I wanted all of them.

  42. Professor Q says:

    Yeti:
    Canes took Tieksola in the fourth. That’s three Finns in three picks for them: Puistola, Honka and Tieksola. I wanted all of them.

    I’m sure they would want to add another one in Puljujärvi, for the right price?

  43. rickithebear says:

    Blumel
    Age translation is 47.1% of production.
    Age league NHLE 19g 19A 38P

    Oiler prospect age/league NHLE tbased on combined EV & PP
    Maroody 12G 29A 41P
    Benson 9G 30A 39P
    Gambardella 22G 14A 36P
    Mcleod 13G 27A 40P
    Maximov 20G 20A 40P
    Nygard 24G 16A 40P

    Top 6 Fwd EVG total is 12
    Gambardella, maximov, & nygard are the only fwds who hint at top 6 Fwd evg production

  44. Reja says:

    Again I’m stuck in a time warp who is behind showing the same Maxi-pad commercial over and over and over or is someone trolling the mostly males watching the NHL Draft.

  45. Oilanderp says:

    Reja,

    Also, pick up some milk.

  46. Yeti says:

    Professor Q: I’m sure they would want to add another one in Puljujärvi, for the right price?

    I really have no idea what the right price for Puljujarvi is, but the fact he’s not gone at the draft suggests that Holland and other teams can’t agree on it either.

  47. Andy Dufresne says:

    Rondo:
    Broberg

    “There are a few other concerns regarding Broberg’s game, mainly surrounding his hockey sense. He can sometimes be a bit frustrating to watch, due to the fact that he repeatedly makes the same mistakes and rarely adapts to his surroundings. This is mainly a problem when he tries to carry the puck coast to coast and is about the enter the offensive blue line. The way he transitions the puck works well against U18-competition when he can overwhelm his opponents with his size, strength and skating but even against U20-competition, when defenders are stronger and smarter, Broberg can cause a lot of turnovers with is unwillingness to adapt to his opponents.

    https://www.eprinkside.com/2019/6/22/post-draft-prospect-profiles-philip-broberg-no-8-to-edmonton-oilers

    Way to drop a chilly berg on the convo bro! (kidding you)

    Its good to keep some perspective on things. Looking at potenial strengths AND weaknesses.

    I said earlier, picking him is the easy part, the next 2 years (development) will tell the story on Broberg and the Oilers Mgt Team.

  48. Munny says:

    Yeti,

    I think Holland had to demonstrate to the other GMs (and the agent) that he’s in no rush and expects full value.

  49. Professor Q says:

    Munny,

    Absolutely. As he should.

    I just meant that Carolina seems to be Team Finland, so they might be a good partner.

  50. Munny says:

    Tarkus: is this the year the Swiss miss?

    Too many holes in their game. Not goudanough.

  51. Andy Dufresne says:

    Reja:
    Again I’m stuck in a time warp who is behind showing the same Maxi-pad commercial over and over and over or is someone trolling the mostly males watching the NHL Draft.

    A conscious reminder that your significant other is in the other room looking at the clock wondering when this “slack assed hobby draft thing is going to end?

    Toss the draft list and pick up the todo list …..”dear”

    (full disclosure: my awesome wife just brought home A&W so I could watch the draft unincumbered. Aint Love Grand?)

  52. Professor Q says:

    Were Nathan Staios and Danny Weight already drafted?

  53. Munny says:

    Professor Q,

    With Pujo’s buddy Aho there, they are definitely one of the best trade partners.

  54. Andy Dufresne says:

    Oilanderp:
    Reja,

    Also, pick up some milk.

    Have seen the Batman (giff?) Where single Batman gets married and “the wife” uses the Bat Sky Light to project the Bat Wings enscribed with “Pick up Milk”

  55. Professor Q says:

    Munny,

    That was part of my point, yes.

  56. Tarkus says:

    Munny,

    To me, these puns are a brie-th of fresh air.

  57. Yeti says:

    If we want a puck-moving, good shot RhD, then we could take Lassi Thomson with our next pick and finally give me the hit of Finnish that I’ve been begging for… With a high ceiling he would be value at this point. Mind you, I’m sure Carolina will take him next.

  58. npanciroli says:

    Yeti,

    I think Ottawa took him. Not positive.

  59. Reja says:

    Andy Dufresne: A conscious reminder that your significant other is in the other room looking at the clock wondering when this “slack assed hobby draft thing is going to end?

    Toss the draft list and pick up the todo list …..”dear”

    Attention or Money pick your poison.

  60. Yeti says:

    Yeti:
    If we want a puck-moving, good shot RhD, then we could take Lassi Thomson with our next pick and finally give me the hit of Finnish that I’ve been begging for… With a high ceiling he would be value at this point. Mind you, I’m sure Carolina will take him next.

    Of course, the fact that he’s already been drafted means he wouldn’t be great value 🙁

  61. Professor Q says:

    Darn, missed out on Pitlick.

  62. Yeti says:

    npanciroli:
    Yeti,

    I think Ottawa took him. Not positive.

    Yes, they did indeed. OK. I’m Finnished.

  63. Munny says:

    Tarkus,

    Well, you’re quite the cheez whiz, but the rest of the bloc probably wants to punt us,

  64. Andy Dufresne says:

    Tarkus:
    Munny,

    To me, these puns are a brie-th of fresh air.

    Smirk.

    Some are groaners, some are grinners, some are snorts, some are smirks, occassionaly you get the guffau or the full blown chorttle. They are all food for the soul!

  65. Andy Dufresne says:

    Munny:
    Tarkus,

    Well, you’re quite the cheez whiz, but the rest of the bloc probably wants to punt us,

    Or roll you down a hill.

  66. Yeti says:

    Andy Dufresne: Or roll you down a hill.

    Stop it! I camembert it any more.

  67. Tarkus says:

    Yeti: Yes, they did indeed. OK. I’m Finnished.

    So you don’t want the Oilers to pick an available Finn named Ricotta Havarti?

  68. Professor Q says:

    Munny:
    Tarkus,

    Well, you’re quite the cheez whiz, but the rest of the bloc probably wants to punt us,

    Well, we Cantal be in agreement with each other over what entertains us, but I will always Salut a thread filled with wordplay. 🙂

  69. Andy Dufresne says:

    Yeti: Stop it! I camembert it any more.

    GA FAU ! BOOM!

  70. Professor Q says:

    Tarkus: So you don’t want the Oilers to pick an available Finn named Ricotta Havarti?

    If I remember when he played, he was a bit too Fata?

  71. Andy Dufresne says:

    Tarkus: So you don’t want the Oilers to pick an available Finn named Ricotta Havarti?

    CHOR TELL ! Double Boom!

  72. Yeti says:

    Tarkus: So you don’t want the Oilers to pick an available Finn named Ricotta Havarti?

    It’s over. The Coyotes havarti.

  73. Andy Dufresne says:

    Professor Q: Stop it! I camembert it any more.

    SNORT!

    Cheese Thief………. Stop it! I camembert it any more!

    (Mom!………… Andys stealing Cheese Puns again!)

  74. ArmchairGM says:

    BLAKE MURRAY

  75. Tarkus says:

    Oh dear. Making puns about cheese has become a cottage industry.

  76. ArmchairGM says:

    Ken, if you’re listening, BLAKE MURRAY.

  77. Yeti says:

    This thread has become a little over-ripe I fear.

  78. Andy Dufresne says:

    Cant take this anymore…….feeling constipated!

  79. Munny says:

    Tarkus,

    Only the cream of the crop on this site.

  80. Professor Q says:

    Tarkus:
    Oh dear. Making puns about cheese has become a cottage industry.

    Are you suggesting that these types of threads ferment such behaviour?

  81. Andy Dufresne says:

    ArmchairGM:
    Ken, if you’re listening, BLAKE MURRAY.

    Are we up agian?

  82. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Finally…

    Ok boys who are we hoping for?

  83. Munny says:

    Andy Dufresne: Cheese Thief………. Stop it! I camembert it any more!
    (Mom!………… Andys stealing Cheese Puns again!)

    I feel like this is cheetoing.

  84. Tarkus says:

    Munny: I feel like this is cheeto-ing.

    You need to take that attitude to Monterey, Jack!

  85. Munny says:

    Mazura apparently.

  86. Crazy Pedestrian says:

    Huh… I don’t know that one either. Is he good?

  87. Professor Q says:

    Tomas Mazura.

    How should I feel?

  88. Yeti says:

    Oh.

  89. Andy Dufresne says:

    Munny: I feel like this is cheetoing.

    Did you steal this?

    Cause I was told thats Nacho Cheese Pun.

  90. Munny says:

    Zero on him at hockeydb.

  91. Andy Dufresne says:

    Munny:
    Zero on him at hockeydb.

    on WHO?

  92. ArmchairGM says:

    Fricken high school kid over an OHLer?? What a failure of a draft.

  93. Yeti says:

    Can’t ring that Pardubice connection too often, eh?

  94. Oilanderp says:

    This is mozza the outcome I was expecting in this thread.

  95. Tarkus says:

    Could Mazura be a Black Diamond in the rough?

  96. ArmchairGM says:

    Andy Dufresne: Are we up agian?

    Up and down. Go home, Oilers, you’re drunk.

  97. Andy Dufresne says:

    Oilanderp:
    This is mozza the outcome I was expecting in this thread.

    String Cheese?
    .
    .
    .
    .
    .
    (theres an axiom in the comedy businees that says “if you have to explain it, it just isnt funny”. But given that these puns hardly qualify as comedy….f#ck that rule……Mozza Thread >>> Cheese Strings…)

  98. Professor Q says:

    A lot of USHL players aside from the USNTDP being picked this year.

  99. Oil2Oilers says:

    Tomas Mazura is a guy so deep in the weeds that LT is struggling to get an immediate post up about him!

  100. Andy Dufresne says:

    LTs New Post UP!

    Really enjoyed the Draft with you guys this year!

    Thanks to all for the Info, the Insights, the Answers, the Laughs!

    Goin to get me a Cheeseburger…..In Paradise!

    Adios Bros!

  101. ArmchairGM says:

    Holland: Hawkey is worth a 3rd, trade his rights right now to Carolina for their remaining picks. Offer a conditional 2020 6th if he doesn’t sign.

    BLAKE MURRAY

  102. vinotintazo says:

    ArmchairGM:
    Holland: Hawkey is worth a 3rd, trade his rights right now to Carolina for their remaining picks. Offer a conditional 2020 6th if he doesn’t sign.

    BLAKE MURRAY

    it was a 5th………………………

  103. theotherchuk says:

    Tarkus,

    If you queso

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