Thursday, 28 June 2012
Edmonton Oilers: Upcoming Predictions
So the UFA frenzy is just around the corner and who knows how the Oilers will look in a few short weeks. It's possible that the Oilers are able to pull a rabbit out of the hat and soon to be UFA Justin Schultz signs with the Oilers. One thing for certain, Steve Tambellini will keep his cards close and will be very meticulous when it comes to any player movement within the organization.
I'm not going to discuss what could happen or what won't happen over the Summer, but I will have a little fun predicting players who I do know will be here this upcoming season!
Taylor Hall - Will most certainly suffer from another head injury, my guess from an inadvertent flying object.
Jordan Eberle - Will continue again to show-off his phone-booth prowess with the puck but will once again be the bridesmaid at next years NHL awards.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Will ignore everyone's recommendations and show up to training camp faster and stronger but not bigger. Reebok will finally cave in and issue an extra small jersey for a NHL player.
Jeff Petry - Will continue to over compensate the length of his stick. Bigger isn't always better... whatever that means.
Nick Schultz - Will tally more points than Tom Gilbert.
Ladislav Smid - Will tally more points than Paul Bissonnette.
Shawn Horcoff - Will relinquish his jersey number after being offered 1000 rubles from Nail Yakupov. Horcoff misunderstood and thought Nail said rubies.
Ryan Smyth - After a long and frustrating contract negotiation, Steve Tambellini signs Ryan to a bonus loaded contract and than tells coaching staff to slot him on a line with Horcoff for the entire season.
Ralph Krueger - Will lead the Swiss National Team to its first ever World Championship Title.
Taylor Fedun - Will be this year's Cinderella story... end of story.
Hopefully this won't be the last of my off-season predictions for the upcoming year...