Originally posted on Lowetide  |  Last updated 1/9/12
Who's Zoomin' who? Which of the Oilers young forwards is delivering the best season in 11-12? How much is RNH's 5x4 worth? There are many in the Oilogosphere better able to answer these questions, but the old man would like to have a lash which can also serve as a mid-season reference. Everything here is courtesy Gabriel Desjardins and his brilliant work at behind the net. 5x5/60 forwards Eberle 3.23 Smyth 2.46 RNH 2.02 Hall 1.99 Gagner 1.79 Jones 1.76 Eager 1.53 Hemsky 1.52 Horcoff 1.28 Petrell 1.04 Belanger 0.83 Paajarvi 0.67 Lander 0.57 Eberle is all-world this season. I've suggested this is a legit step forward--he's bordering on becoming an impact player--that's maybe jumping the gun a little but even if we default to established level ability (rookie season) the young man appears to be (at the least) a legit top 6F. Smyth has been out of this world compared to his own recent past. RNH is delivering solid if unspectacular numbers at 5x5. We'll know more as we progress down ...
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