Okay, it wonâ€™t be so much an Oil Kings blog as it is a celebration of one particular Oil King. Curtis Lazar. This probably wonâ€™t be the only time I bring him up this season, and Iâ€™ll be championing him as the Leafs 2013 first round pick throughout the season.
My bias: In my short time in Edmonton I have become an Oil Kings fan. I think Henrik Samuelsson will be a solid two-way player for the Coyotes. I think Michael St. Croix has the potential to be a successful top six forward in the NHL. I wouldnâ€™t have been opposed to Griffin Reinhart being taken by the Leafs, but he certainly doesnâ€™t seem to possess much of an offensive game. Finally, Iâ€™m eternally optimistic that at some point Edmonton will rescue Morgan Rielly from a dismal Moose Jaw team.
As the only MLHS writer repping the Mountain Time Zone, Iâ€™m hoping to report frequently on draft eligible Western Hockey Leaguers, and of course, see as much of Morgan Rielly as possible.