Time will tell how good prospects might be

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:34 AM ET

Isles coach Ted Nolan knows as much as anyone about the two young players coming Edmonton's way in the Ryan Smyth trade, and says the Oilers are getting some pretty decent returns.

Probably.

"They're two young up-and-coming, talented players,"he said of Robert Nilsson and Ryan O'Marra.

"In order to get someone like Ryan, you have to give up some good young prospects.

"Obviously, O'Marra played with our Canada team back to back and has a gold medal, so he has some winning experience back there.

"Nilsson is a very gifted player. Unfortunately, this year with our team, we had a little bit more experienced group, and he didn't really get a chance. But he's going to be a fine player down the road."

Probably.

"They're prospects, and hopefully they've both developed and will reach the potential that a lot of people think they're capable of."

Ex-Oiler Marc-Andre Bergeron, meanwhile, is fitting in quite nicely. He's not as uptight on Long Island as he was in Edmonton and can be effective when he's relaxed.

"Actually he's looking pretty good," said Nolan. "He's added something to our power play. He really seems to enjoy it here. He's having some fun, and we enjoy having him."


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