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02-15-2012, 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by State of Hockey View Post
The last thing I want to see is to draft a defensemen that high.
In this draft? It's a pretty long drop off from Grigorenko to Forsberg or Galchenyuk. If you're drafting third you pretty much have to take one of Murray, Dumba, or Trouba, at least with how things look at the moment. With third overall, I wouldn't mind trying to trade back to around 5 or 6. That drop off would probably be worth an early second, and I'd just as soon not take Murray (very high floor, but limited ceiling for the draft position) or Dumba (just not a fan). One of Rielly, Ceci, and Trouba will be available at 5 and 6. But it takes two to tango so...

Then again, unless we finish 7th and win the lottery, I can't see us picking third. Columbus has a realistic chance to not catch our current point total, Edmonton doesn't have the fortitude to go on a late winning streak (especially after they sell at the deadline), and at least one of the East teams will finish below us (we're currently ahead of 6 of them).

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