Monday, June 16, 2008

2008 Wrap - Edmonton

Edmonton Oil Kings

Despite having a bunch of '90s on the roster, the Oil Kings will be lucky if they have more than one player go in the draft.

Brent Raedeke: Smart and skilled centre seems a safe bet to go in the second half of the draft. Won't be shocked if he doesn't go, but he'll surely get a camp invite if that's the case.

Clayton Cumiskey: Puck moving d-man is the Oil Kings best shot at having two players go, but I think he's a bit of a long shot to go. Otherwise, he could be a camp invite.

Others: Dalyn Flette looked like a pretty good prospect to me two years ago, but he hasn't developed much yet. He's in that big cloud of eligible goaltenders from the Dub, so I doubt he'll go. Tyler Hlookoff, Shayne Neigum, Braeden Adamyk, Brent Henke, and Adrian Van de Mosselaer round out the big group of first year eligibles, but I don't see any of them going. Brenden Dowd is the only non-first year that would have much chance of getting a look.

Looking Ahead to 2009: Tomas Vincour will be a big draw for scouts next season. He's solidly in the middle of my first round right now. Logan Proulx is the only other '09 eligible who was on the roster for any more than a cup of coffee, but he'll have to show a lot more next year to overcome his smallish size.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am hearing that Vandy is getting a serious look by a number of clubs