even if he's the weakest, he's still more valuable than a #7 or so pick that as a defenseman probably wouldn't get to the NHL for a couple of years, and if they did, they wouldn't be that valuable. And the Oilers aren't exactly known as good talent evaluators. Pretty much all they *can't* mess up is a #1 pick
Not all number one or number seven picks are equal. I guarantee you that no one with the top four picks would trade for any of Hall, Yakupov, RNH or Eberle.
From everything you read about him, Barkov, who will probably be number 4, is better than any of those four.
I'm also not very high on RNH. I know he's young, but the guy was an absolute shrimp when I saw him. I mean 90 pound weakling type shrimp. He needs Jason Giambi type steroids.
RNH is the type of guy the Oilers can live without if they want to make a run at relevance next year while putting something special together for the long haul.
EDIT, I notice his stat sheet puts him at 170 lbs. But to quote a line from Last Crusade, if you are socttish lord than I am Mickey Mouse.
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Edited by Daniel, 29 April 2013 - 09:01 PM.
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