2012 CSS Final Draft Rankings

By , April 9, 2012 9:48 am

2012 CSS Final NHL Draft Rankings

2012 CSS Final NHL Draft Rankings

Central Scouting has finalized their rankings for 2012.

Perhaps the biggest surprise is that Mikhail Grigorenko is no longer in the top 2 for North American skaters. Ryan Murray slots in at #2. Also possibly surprising is that Alex Galchenyuk is hanging in at #4 for North American skaters. This is a kid that I really, really like. I’ve seen some of his work, and he is an incredible player that could possibly disappear off radars because he missed nearly the whole year due to injury. The thing I like about him is he has a hell of a shot, but also is a physical player. He also plays center too. So really, this is the power forward up the middle that we might have been looking for.

I think many Oilers fans will be licking their chops at the idea of drafting Ryan Murray. Myself, I just don’t know. It sounds like he’s pretty good, but I also think it will take time before he’s really good enough to make a difference here. I could be way off base with my thoughts though.

Anyways, here are the rankings: Continue reading '2012 CSS Final Draft Rankings'»

Oilers Big Presser: “We are rebuilding the rebuild”

By , April 9, 2012 8:21 am

The Oilers are holding a “big” press conference today, according to the media. Our prediction is it will go something like this: “the Edmonton Oilers would like to announce that we’re rebuilding the rebuild. After 3 straight years of top-3 draft picks, we feel that it would be in our best interest to start fresh. You can expect the Edmonton Oilers to be competing in the playoffs again in 5 more years, just in time for the new arena!”

What can the news really be? An extension for Tambellini and/or Renney? My guess is that it is about extending Tambellini. Either that, or they’re announcing that they found a bag of money outside Rexall and can finally start building the new arena.

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