Jun 8, 2017
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I'm not too sure what you're asking for so I'll just give a quick rundown of some of our players. Chabot is by far our best player and can eat minutes like Karlsson. Tkachuk is our best forward and plays the physical style of hockey that the Tkachuks are known for, but he needs to work on his skating (especially staying on his feet).
Our goalie situation is interesting since with Anderson likely retiring this year, that leaves Nilsson and Hogberg who both played like solid 1Bs last season. Gustavsson seems to only get worse every year so at this point I'll be happy if he can fight for his job in Belleville next season. Daccord has jumped him on the depth chart and I'm excited to see how he develops. Mandolese is still a question mark that probably starts in the ECHL, and Sogaard is having a down year but hopefully he can bounce back.
A few other key forwards are Duclair, who is very hot and cold, many people were hoping he found his stride in Ottawa but he finished the year cold so we'll see. Connor Brown is a terrific two way guy that I'd be happy to sign longer-term as a 3rd liner. Colin White had a down year which is scary since we just signed him to a six year contract, but he showed signs of life at the end of the season so he could still very well bounce back. At his best he's a great middle 6 two-way guy and at his worst he's invisible. Tierney is a solid 3C on pretty much any team, and I could see him being the one that goes to Seattle in the expansion draft.
On D, we just signed Zub, who is a defensive defenceman, and will hopefully be able to fill the hole left by DeMelo as Chabot's partner. Other than that, there's Borowiecki, who is a bottom pairing heart and soul guy that plays with grit, and Zaitsev, who is the worst contract on the team, and is ideally also a bottom pairing guy.
Some of our nearly NHL-ready best prospects on C are Norris and Logan Brown, who both have that top 6 potential but neither are likely to become that superstar 1C, so hopefully we can snag Byfield from the draft. Batherson is another one of our best forward prospects, and he's mostly been playing on the wing since going pro. Formenton is interesting because he's insanely fast, like almost McDavid caliber speed, but most project him as a middle 6 guy. Balcers also projects in the middle 6, although I'm higher on him than most others, I think he'll be a late bloomer. We have many other prospects with 3rd line potential such as Chlapik, Abramov, Davidsson, and the struggle with them moving forward will be maximizing their chances to prove themselves, because there isn't room for all of them. On the blue line, our best prospect by far is Brannstrom, who is an offensive defenseman that can supposedly play both sides. There's also Wolanin, who I call "prospect" but he realistically could have spent all of last year on our 2nd pairing. Then there's Lajoie who came out of nowhere in the NHL at the beginning of the season and scored a bunch of goals, then promptly went back to nowhere. He could probably be a good 3rd pairing guy eventually but he won't get the chance here because we just have so many left-handed defensemen. On the right side, the only one that will probably make the NHL next season is Jaros, who has a similar story to Wolanin except on the 3rd pairing. There's a few other notables like Bernard-Docker and Thomson, but they probably don't get their shot for another couple years.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>reelkena</b></div><div>Logan Brown is 22, Logan Brown has not made a full time NHL roster. Logan Brown did not go to college or play overseas which would justify a late entry. The team Logan Brown failed to stay with has the most open spots in the league. Logan Brown has been scratched from games for poor play this season.
What Puljujarvi did overseas this season boosted his stock. Nobody uses that nickname other than you. Copy and paste is a thing if life is too hard for you.</div></div>
Jesse Puljujarvi is 22 and not playing in the NHL either. Brown was scratched twice, and Puljujarvi was scratched plenty more times than that during his last season in the NHL. His play in Liiga slightly boosted his stock, but not all the way up to a 1st, not even close.
We'll probably never agree on his value until he proves one of us wrong, but as for the nickname, many people use it and I'm surprised you've never seen it used anywhere else. I took the first bunch of results on Google when I searched "Poolparty NHL:"
Edmonton Oilers official Facebook page: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Oilers.NHL/posts/10156014322297128/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/Oilers.NHL/posts/10156014322297128/</a>
Oilersnation: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1457167307670974" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1457167307670974</a>, <a href="https://oilersnation.com/2016/06/29/welcome-to-the-poolparty/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://oilersnation.com/2016/06/29/welcome-to-the-poolparty/</a>
Countless other people online: <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/EdmontonOilers/comments/4psgjr/a_note_on_pronouncing_pool_party_s_actual_name/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://www.reddit.com/r/EdmontonOilers/comments/4psgjr/a_note_on_pronouncing_pool_party_s_actual_name/</a>, <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/hockey/comments/c4u1dw/why_is_jesse_pulljujarvis_nickname_pool_party/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://www.reddit.com/r/hockey/comments/c4u1dw/why_is_jesse_pulljujarvis_nickname_pool_party/</a>, <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/EdmontonOilers/comments/7gfjfs/poolparty_back_in_the_lineup_on_mcdavids_wing/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://www.reddit.com/r/EdmontonOilers/comments/7gfjfs/poolparty_back_in_the_lineup_on_mcdavids_wing/</a>, <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/BlueJackets/comments/ag35ik/poolparty_who_says_no/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://www.reddit.com/r/BlueJackets/comments/ag35ik/poolparty_who_says_no/</a>, <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/hockey/comments/4pnn9t/poolparty_destroying_some_kids/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://www.reddit.com/r/hockey/comments/4pnn9t/poolparty_destroying_some_kids/</a>, <a href="https://hfboards.mandatory.com/threads/jesse-poolparty-puljujarvi.2503489/" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://hfboards.mandatory.com/threads/jesse-poolparty-puljujarvi.2503489/</a>