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03-17-2011, 08:55 AM
with the 10th pick..
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march iss is out. some interesting movers.

ill be following from here on in my 5 forward favorites for this draft. updating stats and highlighting news. considering where we may draft and who may be available, these are the guys i think we will have a shot at with our 1st and two 2nds. we all want rnh, hub and strome, but those guys wont be around when we step up.

1. mika zibanejad 26 5 4 9 2

z-bad is a talented 2 way player with good size. right handed centerman who has soft hands, hard shot and can play with an edge. hes on everyones radar now and rising fast. with his big frame, good wheels and ability to create in traffic, hes the prototypical power forward who can also create offensively.

2. alexander khokhlachev 64 34 39 73 9 28

dynamic talent. scorer, sniper, dangler, pp scorer and able to take over game on his own. not unwilling to play both ends, and more than willing to compete for pucks in dirty areas, hes an offensive talent that would look nice slotted between arty and derek stepan. has slowed recently as hes been shut down by top pairs and hasnt scored a goal in march yet, but hes still a ppg player and is plus 1 in march.

3. daniel catenacci 65 26 45 71 -3 113

the cat is fast, nasty and relentless. hes not a big guy but he plays like hes 6'3. perhaps the best wheels in the entire draft. more of a playmaker than scorer, his speed is a weapon. add a ton of excitement to the pk where hes a threat to score every time hes on the ice. plays with grit, skill and speed. perfect player to take with a 2nd round pick.

4. matt puempel 55 34 35 69 -33 49

hes currently shut down for the season with probable hip surgery. forget the -33, his team was downright awful. when healthy, hes a deadly sniper. hard, accurate quick release. a larger version of thomas perhaps. if he drops, hes the guy to snag.

5. colin jacobs 65 21 22 43 -18 67

having a tough second half of the season. right handed shot. playing mostly 3rd line role with some pp time. solid 2 way skills, big frame, mean streak, and decent hands with a accurate shot. as a late 2nd round pick, hes got skill to play both center and wing.

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