what about Boris Valabik
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05-27-2004, 07:57 PM
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It has been deemed a wild card draft so why not take a chance? He has been compared to Chara and may take a little while to fill out but he could be a very good addition in the future to the Rags young and mobile defence. With the likes of Tyutin, Pock and Rachunek and possibly Poti the Rags defence has no real crease clearer. I can see the first three above mentioned staying with the team for quite a while if the team is truely adament about the rebuilding process. Add in the likes of Kondratiev or another current prospect (Taylor) who may suprise the team is still short that top 4 crease clearer for Blackie or Lundqvist(talking 3-4 years from now).
With the 1st pick of Barker is gone other then Thelen, Valabik best fits the Rags need at defence. He is rated #20 by the Hockey News but Central Scouting has him at #6 N.A rated skater. Is he a gamble at #6, probably and maybe, will he be around at #24, doubtful. I would love to see the Rags grab Tukonen or Ladd there as I'm not a Olesz fan but I would also love to see them get a big D-man.
They can trade up and get him or maybe he falls but there is not a chance they take him at 6 never unless slats pulls another retarted move
Can they trade up?
there later first and a 2nd or two to the Kings?
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