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03-09-2011, 04:13 PM
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krazy kanuck
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Originally Posted by TobiasE View Post
how about a kid who turned 15 in 2011. Ekblad just took another step for this years draft. No consensus #1 now
This article in the Barrie Examiner suggested a couple of weeks ago that Ekbald would apply for exceptional status and that the Colts had interest. The Star at the time was suggesting he wouldn't - looks like they've come around.

If he gets it, I think he is the first pick. I don't see how you pass on that - the others have been first overall. Especially since (if they are equal talents) his chances of sticking around as an 18 year old defenceman are far better than Ritchie's as a nearly 19 year old forward. Finally, the Colts defence could use a boost more than the offence. Goals haven't been the problem - keeping them out has.

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