Here are some scouting reports for the Oilers first round picks:
Elite Hockey Prospects: A center with very good skating and speed, and excellent acceleration. An accurate shooter with good hands. Furthermore, a skilled playmaker with exceptional hockey sense. Could gain some strength. (Matias Strozyk)
TSN Scout Grant McCagg: “high end skills, including amazing vision and agility.”
Bruins 2011 Draft Watch: Soft touch on the puck for on-target passes. Can thread the needle through a maze of skates and sticks to hit the open man. Lightning release with a bullet shot that is accurate. Will pick corners at will
TSN Scout Grant McCagg: Needs to add some muscle to compete with NHL defencemen in tight quarters.
Bruins 2011 Draft Watch: Production tilted more on the power play than while on 5-on-5- will be interesting to see if it is an ongoing trend with him
TSN Scout Grant McCagg: first-line center who draws comparisons to Pavel Datsyuk in terms of style.
Bruins 2011 Draft Watch: Top-line center who could turn Taylor Hall into a 50-goal scorer in a few years.
TSN Scout Grant McCagg: Captained Sweden to a silver medal at the U-18 championships
Elite Hockey Prospects: A big and strong defenseman with very impressive leadership qualities and character. Klefbom plays a good two-way game and is fairly good defensively, while probably being capable to chip in more offensively than he has in the past. Reads the play very well and has good enough positioning. Very good skater with a fine passing game. (EP 2011)
TSN Scout Grant McCagg: Good size and strength, reads the play well and will jump into the rush, good vision and passing skills, good compete level, likes to play physically
Bruins 2011 Draft Watch: Excellent size and athleticism; will play at 215-220 pounds when he reaches his physical maturity. Very good skater with quick burst, speed and smooth lateral movement and footwork. Powerful leg drive; has a long stride and is strong on his skates. Aggressive, dynamic puck rusher loves to take the puck up ice. Heavy booming slap shot with good release.
TSN Scout Grant McCagg: needs to work on quickness and lower body strength
Bruins 2011 Draft Watch: Hockey sense may not be good enough for him to reach the production levels his pure talent would allow for
TSN Scout Grant McCagg: May develop into a top three NHL defenceman who takes care of his own end
Bruins 2011 Draft Watch: Top-two defenseman with good two-way potential if he continues to play aggressively and shoot the puck like he has.
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