Thread: Prospect Info: 2011 NHL Draft
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04-12-2011, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Vagrant View Post
Whatever rationale, I am glad it didn't happen. We'd probably have Brett Connolly or Ryan Johansen now instead of Jeff Skinner. I don't think the organization would have had the balls to take him 3rd overall.
Not necessarily true. I remember hearing from someone I trust pretty well on this one that he was either #3 or #4 on the Canes big board. Aside from the top two, he was by far the highest forward on the board. So it was likely either Skinner or possibly Gud to begin with.

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