2012 NHL Entry Draft
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06-13-2012, 12:41 AM
A World Alone
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It's up to them, though I would be shocked if they didn't let it go.
Similarly, Columbus has up to two picks before the Kings to decide whether or not to keep the Kings first round pick, or to take the 2013 pick. Again, I would be shocked if the Blue Jackets didn't defer to next year.
As stated, NJ kept their pick. To me, it means one of two things. They either have a deal in place and the other team wants this pick or there's a guy the fully expect to be available at 29 who they are very high on. To me, Jerz picks Vasilevski and has their franchise goalie for the next 20 years.
As for CBJ, you never know. Considering we just won the cup, we are most likely favorites next year in the minds of some. If Howson feels there is someone available at 30 that he likes a lot, he could take the pick this year. It wouldn't shock me in the least if he does take it and possibly use 31 with 30 to move up earlier or snag two guys who are fringe 1st rounders that he likes.
But yeah, if we keep the pick DiGi or bust.
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