HF Team Board Mock Draft - 27th Overall
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06-18-2012, 10:14 PM
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The issue with this is that Jarret Stoll-type players are pretty easy to acquire. There's always a few of them available via free agency. So let's say Samuelsson is a pretty safe bet to reach the level of Stoll and Bozon is much riskier, but his upside is somewhere between Mike Ribeiro and Claude Giroux.
On a very good team, a player like Stoll and a player like Ribeiro can both fill a role. The thing is, if you drafted Stoll, you'd have to pay out the nose to get Ribeiro (in money and probably assets, too), but if you drafted Ribeiro, you could pick up a Stoll pretty easily. And if Bozon doesn't pan out, you can go pick up a couple Stolls just as easily as you could draft one and sign the other.
My gut feeling is that he will be better than his upside and will make it to the NHL by the end of his 1st year and surprise everybody. Just a feeling, but between his dad and being around the league for most (if not all) his life he knows what it takes to get to the NHL and has been preparing for it (and not just playing hockey).
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