GM Steve Tambellini is very happy with the way his young stars are playing in the AHL.
Tambellini has most of his young studs playing in Oklahoma City, including Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Magnus Paajarvi and Justin Schultz. "I think the biggest thing is there's a large amount of people in OKC who are going to get a chance to play together at the next level," Tambellini said. "It's about growth not only as individuals, but as teammates. They're learning how to work together and win together, that's such a valuable thing, going through those experiences together." In addition, the first overall pick in 2012, Nail Yakupov has been starring in the KHL where he was named the rookie of the month for October. All in all, the Oilers are going to be a team to be reckoned with in a couple of years.