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04-13-2009, 05:33 PM
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I've seen Gragnani and he does not have anywhere near the hockey sense that Ellis has.
Gragnani is more of a Mike Green-lite type guy (More of a shooter) and I see Ellis more like Rafalski (More of a playmaker).
And the Biega/Brennan/Schiestal mix seems like Sekera-ish upside to me. As a comparison, Ellis outscored Brennan and Schiestal combined this season.
Having that group as the future PP QB Dman is like saying they have enough size up front in the pipeline because of Adam and Gogulla.
I still think that the value Ellis will have at 13 will trump organizational need as 10 years from now, I'm betting that Ellis is one of the 5 or 6 best players in the 2009 draft.
I really cannot believe my eyes when I read this stuff, Ellis as the first pick. Come on!
Posters on here complain as there was no tomorrow about having size, now everybody talks about drafting a guy under 5'6". He will absolutely get killed.
Talking about outscoring the others mentioned, look at the team he was on. If the for-mentioned played on Windsor I am sure their numbers would have drastically increased. How can they not with Hall up front.
If this team picks this player they are then worse off than I thought. Would you draft a specialist like Garabed Sarkis "Garo" Yepremian with you first pick a specialist? NOT!
The Sabres need forwards with big size who can stand if front of the net during PP's, back check hard along the blue line and neutral zone and receive a pass from the D zone without worrying about losing his head.
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