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06-25-2012, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by CB Joe View Post
I like the pick of Heard and Bourke.

Heard seems to project to be a good fit for a bottom 6 role. Given the fact he's 20 as well the Avs probably won't have to wait as long for the pick to pay its dividends.

Bourke seems like he could possible become a top 9 winger. It sounds like he'll take a longer time to develop due to his stature and the fact he seems to play on a very bad team. I can see him being a similar prospect to Olver, not in terms of style, but in terms of long term potential and development time.

The Smith pick is interesting to me. He has great stats for a 7th round pick, which leads me to believe there must be a rather large flaw in his game or character.

The rest of the picks I think are really long term hit-or-miss projects. I wouldn't be surprised if Bourke and Heard are the only one who make it to Lake Erie from this draft.
don't count Blandisi out just yet. He is still only 17 so he is basically almost a full year behind most other draftees in development.

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