HOW GOOD IS TIMO MEIER?

Timo Meier is one of the best pure scorers in this year’s draft and is a dynamic winger. He is among a fairly large group of draft eligibles this year who could be NHL ready. He could be one of the first 10 names called at the 2015 Entry Draft.

SCOUTING REPORTS

  • Curtis Joe, Elite Prospects: A physically dominant winger with the ability to play in a skill or
    character role. In the offensive end, Meier is very aware and gets
    himself into spaces where he can easily make seeing eye passes or snap
    hard, accurate shots. Can impact the game in a number of different ways,
    and is very consistent in his efforts. All-in-all, the kind of
    versatile player that you can put on a skill line, and trust to create
    dangerous chances, or on a shutdown line, and trust to help stop pucks
    from going into your net.
    Source.
  • Scouting Factory: “A winger with a great wrist and slapshot who loves to use it. His quick
    release makes it hard for goaltenders to track the shot. Uses all of
    his shot arsenal. Good first steps and speed but could be more agile.
    Has a good offensive mind and is always looking to put himself in a good
    shooting spot. Good play away from the puck in the offensive zone,
    though not in his own zone. Tends to make blind passes and turns the
    puck over too many times. Improved his physical play and is willing to
    use his body but still needs to use his size better in corner battles
    and while protecting the puck. Rather shoots than passes. Shows hockey
    sense and is making himself always available for a pass. His point
    production exploded this season and he elevated his game to a new level
    but this should be enjoyed with caution as he is on the teams most
    dominant offensive line together with 9th overall pick Nikolaj Ehlers.”
    Source
  • Corey Pronman: Timo Meier looks very impressive. Big, strong forward, good skater, skilled with the puck. Great production in the Q this yr too.

    I remember talking to scouts in November who tagged Meier as a
    middle-round pick. By January they had changed their tune and said he
    was clearly in their first round. He went on a torrid scoring streak
    starting near the middle of the season and had a solid WJC for
    Switzerland

NOTES

Meier has been heading in a good direction throughout the season and is now close to the top 10 in various rankings and mock drafts.

Adam Kimelman Mock

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Mike Morreale mock

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WHERE WILL HE GO?

Meier has been trending in a very good way all year and I have him (finally) inside the top 10 overall. There’s a range from about No. 8 to No. 14 where an NHL tea, should be able to get a quality defender (Zach Werenski, Oliver Kylington, Jeremy Roy) a quality center (Nick Merkley, Anthony Beauvillier, Travis Konecny, Jansen Harkins) but the only pure scoring winger in that range is Meier.

It only takes one, I suspect he’ll be off the board in the first 12.

PREVIOUSLY IN THE SERIES

    • Craig1981

      Maybe, but this pick has top line forward, or top pairing dman potential. If it’s for a questionable 3-4th blueline with minimal years, the pick is maybe the way to go.

      And besides Drisatel our forward prospects are pretty bare offensively

  • Bean-counting cowboy

    Who are your next “How good is..” candidates, LT? Will you make one on Nicolas Meloche? He’s a right-handed D-man who could be a good candidate for the Oilers with their second pick.

  • Stewsquared

    GO FLAMES GO! GO FLAMES GO GO FLAMES GO GO FLAMES GO GO FLAMES GO GO FLAMES GO GO FLAMES GO GO FLAMES GO GO FLAMES GO GO FLAMES GO GO FLAMES GO GO FLAMES GO GO FLAMES GO GO FLAMES GO GO FLAMES GO

    Just another morning after night shift listening to Flames anthems and watching highlight reels.. What a Ride and its not over!

  • andyg

    Back when the Oilers traded Perron and got the Penguins pick I actually stated, ” with the pick the oilers select Timo Meir” And I got trashed so hard! This was back when he was slotted to go in the 20 range too. this kids legit, 6’1″ 210, 61gp-44g-46a-90pts. And in playoffs 14gp-10g-11a-21pts. So beat it trashers!

  • BigMcD

    Sedins are declining assets. If you can’t win next year then why not move them. I know they both have ntc but I’m sure they might want to win a cup and it’s not gonna happen any time soon.
    Really though do they have to be traded together, cuz they still wear matching jammies? Joking lol

  • ThinkingOutLoud

    It would be great for the Flames to get him as a steal later on – I’m an Oilers fan to the core and I hate the Flames BUT I do miss the Battles of Alberta

    Gretz/Messier/Anderson/Fuhr/Semenko
    vs
    Nieuwendyk/MacInnis/Otto/Vernon/Hunter

    Remember when NHL teams used to call Alberta “Death Valley”? THATS what I’m hoping for!

  • A-Mc

    I’m hoping our 1st round has 1 selection only: connor mcdavid. That Pits pick needs to be part of a package for a defenseman. We could draft a D but then it’d take another 4-5 years before he’s usable. We need a D right now, not in 3-5 years.

    I’d trade our early 2nd too depending on the defenseman coming the other way.

  • Craig1981

    Hey Coiler fans you realize there’s playoff Hockey going on right now hey…sad that the draft is what gets you all excited this time of year rather than meaningful games on the ice

    • Craig1981

      If you are so consumed by your playoff excitement why are you trolling? I think your concern lies with the fact that McDavid is a generational player. You know in your heart that this will be the last year the Flames finish ahead of the Oilers. Now run away and enjoy the last 4 games of the Flames playoffs.

      • MontanaMan

        The Oilers plan has been a dismal failure with so many first round picks and actually regressing. When you miss the playoffs by nearly 40 points, you have a long way to go and McDavid isn’t going to solve that. Having said that, they’ve moved out some dead weight, relieved Lowe of his hockey responsibilities and brought in good hockey people outside of the inbred Oilers culture. I have confidence in the latest management team and if they can bring in a solid coach (Babcock), they are well on their way. Don’t let tools like zigzags paint Flames fans with the same brush. Like most Oilers fans, we are knowledgeable and realistic. Calgary has proven that it’s a 20 man team (not “generational players”) that contribute to a winning culture, combined with an excellent coaching staff who demand accountability.

        • Oilers89

          Also outstanding goaltending… (Which I guess you indicated in a way haha)
          I don’t think the Flames have proven anything until they replicate it, which is something that I doubt they do. It has been a remarkable run for you guys, but I don’t see it as anything other than a mirage until the Flames repeat the performance.

  • Craig1981

    It’s fans like zig(gag) that made the Canucks ‘NOT’ Canada’s team. I am cheering for the Flames but do not share your arrogance. May we all ignore pathetic trolling garbage like yourself and jump on the Flame wagon to victory!

  • A-Mc

    Thrilled that the Oilers won he draft lottery.

    For hat reason I would love to see the Oilers move up in the draft from #16. If they were able to generate a top7/8 pick, they could potentially capture both McDavid and Provorov. That would be a huge coup and would strengthen the Oilers D for years to come (Klefbom, Nurse, Marincin and Provorov).

    Just idly dreaming but it would be so nice.

  • Oilerz4life

    I haven’t posted on ON for quite a while, but I just gotta say, having lived in both Edmonton and Calgary, that Edmonton is a way better city to live in. I don’t know what it is about Calgary that’s so special. Honestly, it’s a boring city, traffic is a nightmare, etc. etc. I could go on. I cheered for the Flames in their last playoff run, but not this time, the fans have turned me off completely. Your team and organization are the kings of mediocre. The best mediocre team in the NHL!

    Sorry, but I just have to add, being in BC now, that it isn’t just Edmonton that can’t stand people from Calgary, with your shiny BMWs and fancy new crap you tote around everywhere. Enjoy your playoff luck while it lasts cow town, your city and team are crap.

    • Captain Ron

      Just happen to be in Vancouver right now. No BMW’s around here anymore and traffic pfft what traffic. Piece of cake getting around town.

      If you hate us in cow town because our hockey team rocks and most of us are successful we can live with that. No problem at all.

    • Dirty30

      there are good and bad sides of any town, let me stress a few.

      About 10 years ago my friends and I went camping in Jasper and Banff and decided to head to Calgary since we were close by in L. Louise. when we got into what was downtown Calgary at around 6pm on a saturday I was shocked to see literally NO ONE walking around the streets. I thought it was a ghost town or they have underground walk areas for the public. Nope I was wrong, the town is just dead on a Sat night. I hate to think what the night life would be…if their is any.I’m sure there are more bad things in calgary but I haven’t lived there so it would be wrong to comment.

      Now to BC. The good, it’s not as boring. The bad, where to start. Well for one thing, you have gangsters in the government who molest you wallet every go, gas tax, pst, gst, property tax, you name it, it’s got a tax, there’s even a tax on a tax on a tax. Then there are the snobs who live in downtown, many of them Canuck fans who give the whole city a bad name.

      Come game day, the fans are out in full force, speeding through rush hour traffic to try and get to another crappy game, tail gating, aggressive driving and plugging up the bridges and roads with their sh&t driving. Apparently, they think that regular streets also have that left lane passing lane courtesy rule on the highway. Yes, welcome to BC, where every freaking lane is a passing lane on any street, so long as you’re a douche who needs to get to crap game quick. It doesn’t matter to these clowns, if you’re in front of them, be it left middle or right lane, you’re bad driver for not driving the speed they like.

      Over on the highway in the lower mainland, the drivers here treat the left lane not as a passing lane, but a personal speed track. The motor cyclists are even smarter, they ride like they can never die. And the right lane doesn’t save you either, as the drivers here also tailgate you on that lane too. They want you to drive on the shoulder and make way for them it seems.

      So on game day and most other days, if the bridges are plugged up, it’s not some noob who caused it but some douche who can’t wait to see the Canucks lose. After all driving on the highway is easy right? 2 lanes, go straight, center divider? WRONG! Welcome to B.C. If you’re not in a hurry to die, than you’re probably a bad driver.

      And don’t get me started on those pricks who live in Downtown. ” I DON’T CARE IF YOU’RE A TOURIST HAVING FUN AT A PUBLIC PARK, HOW DARE YOU DISTURB MY NAP IN A PUBLIC PARK OUTSIDE, I LIVE HERE, I’M ENTITLED SO DON’T MAKE NOISE OF ANY KIND, YOU STUPID NOISE MAKING FUN LOVING TOURISTS!”

  • RedMan

    really, it is very insensitive to cross post a piece like this, which is essentially all about Edmonton’s amazing cup, er, I mean lottery run.

    The Oilers have played all year to get to this point. in fact, they have worked hard for many years to be in the position they are in – namely the new lottery dynasty.

    It has taken a special kind of hockey fan to embrace the annual lottery runs and all that it takes to “win” it year after year,

    so us lowly playoff teams should stick to our own business of silly, useless winning seasons and playoff runs, and let the Oilers enjoy their own personal victory parade over lottery domination.