Out of the Blue

Lowetide
January 23 2011 09:16AM

This is Adam Larsson. He is the number one rated prospect for the 2011 NHL Entry draft at this time. The Edmonton Oilers may have a shot at selecting him this summer, something that wasn't in the conversation just days ago. Jacques Lemaire's defensive hockey is starting to work in the New Jersey swamps, and it may benefit the Oilers in a big way. The question then becomes "will the Oilers take a defenseman #1 overall?"

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Uncle

Lowetide
January 22 2011 08:37AM

Jeff Petry's independent scouting reports never matched the over the top verbal coming from the Oilers. That disconnect caused some of us (well, me) to miss the boat in regard to the long, tall Michigander. It's time to call uncle, because this kid would appear to have the toolkit, the brain and the desire.

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Magnum PS!

Lowetide
January 21 2011 08:03AM

This is Magnus Pääjärvi. In all of the excitement of watching Taylor Hall and his thrilling moves, in seeing just how smart Jordan Eberle is and how well that converts to the NHL, young Mr. Pääjärvi has been lost in the crowd. No more. The kid with Swedish and Finnish roots is having an impact most nights.

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Perfect Storm

Lowetide
January 20 2011 05:34PM

In a draft season that is perhaps a little shy of the 2010 edition, it looks like the Edmonton Oilers might be entering a perfect storm. Their "ideal" player is out there but seems to be slipping down the charts. The Oilers may fall ass over tea kettle into Sean Couturier. It's a big deal.

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McKenzie's List, Top Prospects

Lowetide
January 17 2011 05:03PM

This is Sean Couturier. Tonight, we'll find out if he's the mid-season #1 ranked prospect for the 2011 Entry Draft. Bob McKenzie will unveil his list on tsn this evening, which kicks off a big week for those who follow the draft each season.

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