HF Team Board Mock Draft - 7th Overall
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05-21-2012, 09:28 PM
30 goal grinder
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I understand what you're saying, but "skilled forwards [are] at a premium" doesn't make a compelling argument to me about drafting one. High-end goalies (in terms of draft position at least) are a rarity in this draft as well, but no one would argue for that to be reason to draft Subban. Our organization's defensive pool has Brodin, a giant empty space, then Seeler and Cuma. Even if there was only a single quality forward in the draft, we might still be better off picking a defenseman. We could pick defensemen with every one of our picks and I wouldn't necessarily say we picked enough of them this year.
Depends on the forward. we still have room in our pool to either get a dynamic scorer or a big, fluid skating center. If we have a chance to fill one of those holes in our pool it would be foolish to take a dman. LIke others have pointed out, we have a better chance of getting a stud dman in the second then a forward.
Now, i don't really see that happening so you'll probably get your wish. Given how close some of these dman are to each other i wouldn't mind trading down. (probably use the extra pick to trade back up in the second to the dismay of some posters here).
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