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Team: Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (Ontario Hockey League)
2013-14 stats: 23 games, seven goals, 18 assists, plus-five
Analysis: The Edmonton Oilers are struggling quite a bit this season and the fans are not the least bit happy about it.
This team has been stockpiling high draft picks over the years, and many expected them to become one of the better teams in the Western Conference and at least qualify for a playoff spot.
With the team having already played more than 25 percent of its schedule, making the playoffs does not appear to be a realistic possibility.
However, the Oilers did the right thing in not rushing Darnell Nurse up to play at the NHL level. It would be one thing if the Oilers were a strong defensive team, but they struggle in that area. If the team's top draft pick were playing at the NHL level, he would be getting a lot of scrutiny and all of his mistakes would be heavily magnified.
Nurse is a brilliant talent who is still developing his game at the junior level. He is getting time to grow into his 6'4", 193-pound frame. Once he gets stronger, he will be better equipped to deal with the NHL competition. He is an excellent skater with high-end skills.
Stock Watch: This stock is percolating. It may not be very profitable until 2014-15 or 2015-16, but it will be one to watch at that point. The growth could be amazing.