Rumors Thread: The Sequel
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06-21-2011, 08:11 PM
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That's fair enough. At this moment though, RNH is considered to be the BPA is he not? I think we can both agree on that. I never said he is miles ahead of them, I think he has seperated himself from the pack which is pretty big when picking 1st overall. It's always good to have a player that's a clear cut number 1 pick. I don't think it's as close as you think it is though. The talent level anywhere from 12-25th is close but then there's a drop from there. Do you think someone like Percy can be just as good as someone like Oleksiak or Klefbom? I agree that Couturier and Strome get underrated on these boards but I don't think any of them are in contention for the first overall pick. The only people that can contend for the first overall this year are RNH -- Huberdeau, Landeskog and Larsson. Then there's a slight drop from there where you have players like Couturier, Strome, Hamilton etc.
I disagree. Couturier could still imo fight for the 1st overall, he is so underrated by everyone. Suffering from being in the spotlight for too long, so instead of looking at his talents.. scouts seem to look for what he needs to improve on. People say he had a disappointing... Well, I'd say they're wrong: making team Canada as the only draft-eligible prospect, scoring 96 points in less games, playing on a "weak" team and suffered from mono earlier in this season. He is the first player since Crosby to win the QMJHL scoring title as a 17 year old.
And about the depth, it's deep until at least 50. Look what prospects Bob has ranked from 40-50 (Mayfield, Prince, Khokhlachev). All of them have been ranked in the first round in the last couple of months.
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