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"A number of years ago we were talking about Chorney, Petry and Wild in an excited manner - top 4 material all - and I suggested that maybe one of them would become a real NHL player. You can expect the same thing with our new young dmen - 75% will turn out to be magic beans in the fullness of time. 'Curb your enthusiasm' is a phrase to remember with dmen"
If 75% of the Oilers' defensive prospect pool will turn into frijoles, you've got to pick 3 of these 12 as the guys to make it.
However, given five of these kids were drafted in the first or second round, an optimistic view says 33% will turn out, so let's say that 4 of the 12 on the list will end up in the NHL and play significant minutes.
Who is on your list?