taylor or tyler?
In a real bad showing in the 2009-2010 NHL season, there weren’t very many positives that could come from the Oilers who finished 20 games under .500. On a positive note, the Oilers won the nhl draft lottery and will hit the podium to make the first pick in this June’s entry draft. And that brings me to ask you Taylor or Tyler ?With the first choice heading into the June 25-26 selection extravaganza in Los Angeles, Tambellini knows he’s going to get a solid player. The hard part is deciding whether that player is Plymouth Whalers center Tyler Seguin or Windsor Spitfires left wing Taylor Hall, NHL Central Scouting’s top two players its final ranking of North American skaters for the draft We’re going to have an impact player coming into our organization on June 25,” Tambellini told NHL.com. “I can’t wait for that.” Tambellini wouldn’t reveal whether he and his staff has made a decision yet, but did say he’s met extensively with both players already, and will see them again over the next few days at the NHL Scouting Combine.
In Seguin , the Oilers would be getting a strong two-way center who has drawn comparisons to Steve Yzerman . Seguin tied for the OHL scoring title with 106 points. He also had 48 goals, and finished with 25 more goals and 43 more points than anyone else on his team. He won the league MVP trophy and was voted the Canadian Hockey League’s best professional prospect. In Hall , the Oilers would get a player who has shown a remarkable ability to perform his best on the biggest stage. He had 6 goals and 12 points in six games to help Canada win a silver medal at the World Junior Championship, and after tying Seguin for the OHL scoring title, he led the league in playoff scoring for a second straight year. He capped his season by helping Windsor become the first team in 15 years to win back-to-back Memorial Cups, and he became the first player in the 92-year history of Canada’s national junior championship to win consecutive tournament MVP awards. Those kinds of resumes are why Tambellini feels he’s in a no-lose situation. And when you add in other players in the Oilers’ system — a group topped by promising forwards Jordan Eberle and Magnus Paajrvi-Svensson the Edmonton GM sees a bright future not too far off on the horizon. Its a tough choice but one the Oilers will happily welcome.
Do you draft the sniper on the wing in Hall, who has experience playing with Eberle at the world juniors or do we get the hopefull pivot down the road? Do you swap picks with the Bruins (boston also has a mid first round pick ) I’ve read reports the Bruins covet hall as they are stacked at center ice in there prospect pool..