Friday, March 4, 2011

The Future Of The Edmonton Oilers

I`m working today and I`m a little bored. I started thinking this morning about the Oilers and what lies ahead. The more I thought, the more I got fired up. Forget last year and even this year. The future is where it`s at. I know... that has been promised for the last 10 years. But the future is close. Last night watching the Taylor Hall revelation, I couldn`t help but think he`s finally arrived. It`s been a long time since I was sold on a young player so quickly. But how can you not embrace what he represents? The kid wants to be a winner and you know what? I believe him. Combine Hall with the other young players and you get a gnarly young core group to lead this team to Lord Stanley`s cup. Want to know the future? Here it is. Hall, Eberle, Paajarvi, Lander, Dubnyk, Peckham, Teubert, Petry, Vande Velde, Hartikainen, Omark (plus other players not named) and the two 1st round draft picks from 2011. Now if that doesn`t set this team up for years to come, then really.... nothing will.

-WRITTEN BY SMOKIN' RAY-

4 comments:

  1. Couldn't agree more, I think with the right off season moves this team could see some first round playoff action next season providing everyone stays healthy. The cup might be a couple of years off but I think this team is going to be one to remember for years to come.

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  2. Sad thing is Hall is injured after that fight

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  3. I agree, to many people whine that the future has been promised for years but we haven't had any truly talented players like Hall come in yet. I will admit we are a couple pieces away still. But this draft will address at least one of those in a true number one defender and/or a true top line centre. It's the late first and the second/third round picks which are working out for us nicely.

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