Tuesday, October 4, 2011
While the depth chart with the Edmonton Oilers is in somewhat disarray, the Oklahoma City team is starting to take a decent shape. One that makes sense and could potentially have the shooter, playmaker net-crasher setup.
Todd Nelson should be happy that he will have 2 capable scoring lines, a checking line, and an energy line. With Brule, Green, Keller and O'Marra all clearing waivers, that will help out with the veteran quotient. His forward group from top to bottom is pretty big and robust. A good blend of veterans and younger players. The defense is a bit mismatched in terms of stick positioning. They have 6 right handed shooters back there with 1 left handed shooter, with that being Chorney, who is questionable to start the season. But the defense has a good blend of skating, offense, defense and toughness. The goaltending should be solid in Danis and LeNeveu, both being quality AHL vets.