Thread: Mock Draft?
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10-23-2004, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Sticky
People have him ranked anywhere from 15-25, but I have stated in the past that by the end of the season, I have no doubt that he will be in heavy consideration for the top 10. Simply too much upside and promise, and the genes don't hurt either. Plays his heart out every single game, leaves nothing on the ice. Work ethic like his Eric (his brother).
Usually players like this get picked higher than their talent because of their bloodlines. A few examples would be Marcel Hossa, Mikko Koivu or Ryan Sittler. Which would make Staal a very high pick in 2005

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