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06-22-2012, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by JKP View Post
I think this is my theory on tonight as well. I'd like Murray, but would settle for Forsberg or Reinhart.
Me too. I'm getting the feeling that the top 3 will be Yakupov, Murray, and Galchenyuk in whatever order. If that's so, I hope we draft Forsberg. NYI are in no position to take a risk - we need a blue chipper out of this draft. Forsberg has size, skating, maturity, leadership, and a good shot. As others have mentioned, he's got a similar profile as Kyle Okposo did coming out. He's also probably one year away from contributing, and will spend next year in the SEL. That's far preferable to riskier, slower developing Reinhart or Dumba selections whose only options next year are junior or NHL.

That pick would have the extra benefit (not the motive, though) of forcing Toronto to make a decision on Grigorenko. I'd love to see Leafs fan agonize over that one.



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