I'm not saying they'll be the best Oilers, I'm saying they'll exceed expectations the most. For instance, Roloson is not very likely to exceed expectations, even though he is likely to be one of the best Oilers.
Number Five: Matt Greene
Everyone is expecting young Master Greene to spend more time in the penalty box than on the ice, and to let everyone and their dog past him on their way to the net. However, I think he has the abilities to be a Gator-type, stay at home defender. He might take a few months to mature, but he'll get there.
Number Four: Shawn Horcoff
With the emergence of such players as Gagner and Cogs, Horcoff seems to have fallen by the wayside. but what many fans and bloggers have forgotten is that he is consistently one of our best players. I don't think he'll play with Pensky, but he'll probably play the tough minutes with more defensive wingers.
Number Three: Kyle Bordziak
He's already started doing it in the preseason, but I think that he'll be one of our best wingers this season. Because of our strength at center, he most likely won't be playing his natural position, but he's just too good to pass up, and he's proven that he has the talent to play wherever he needs to.
Number Two: Mathieu Garon
Roloson's starting to get older, and I expect that he'll be showing his age more and more this season. Does that mean he'll be a worse goalie? I don't think so. I DO think he won't play as often, which will give Garon a showcase for his talents. I'd expect him to play at least 20 games, maybe even more. And from what we saw of him in LA (actually, what I'm told we saw in LA. I won't pretend to keep up with every game of every team in the league) he's more than up to it.
Number One: Andrew Cogliano and Sam Gagner, a tie
In some ways, they shouldn't be here. They've already impressed enough people in TC that the 'sphere has placed the weight of the world on their shoulders, or so it seems. But compared to where they were at coming into this camp, they will DEFINITELY impress.