Edmonton Oilers 2015-16 Report Card Thus Far

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Oscar Klefbom, A-

Oscar Klefbom is coming off of signing a huge seven-year contract extension earlier this season, and boy is he earning it. The Swedish defensemen is proving to be a great force on the Oilers blueline. With four goals and eight assists on the season, Klefbom is proving himself worthy of sticking with the Oilers for a long time as a core defender.

Klefbom’s shot is one of the things that I want to address. He goes by the “Klef-Bomb” and it is easy to see why; that shot is a laser beam. It blows our minds, and it makes us go nuts. He comes in clutch constantly and he is always able to create opportunities and plays, while also playing smart defense.

The minus-4 is a bit concerning, but I honestly don’t see too much struggle for Klefbom on the back check. He usually knows what he is doing, despite a few times where he can make a rough play and we will question what he is doing. Nonetheless, I think an A- is a good grade for Oscar.