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12-13-2010, 04:53 PM
Stewie Griffin
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The value of a franchise centreman greatly exceeds the value of a franchise defenseman. With 20-20 hindsight, who would you rather build your franchise around - an 18 year old Joe Sakic or an 18 year old Nik Lidstrom?

That, coupled with the fact Calgary's top prospect is a defenseman (Tim Erixon) and an okay one at that, should mean that if Nugent-Hopkins or Couturier are available they will take one of those two over Larsson. Frankly, I wonder if it might be worthwhile to trade down (assuming the Flames are drafting top five) to get Rask.

I also wonder what it would take to get Toronto's pick from Boston...

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