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10-04-2012, 09:53 PM
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The more I look at the top talent in the draft, the more I like piqued's musing about a missed season potentially benefiting the Dallas Stars.
Seth Jones is obviously a prize, but it's interesting to see Aleksander Barkov tearing up the SM-Liiga right now. He barely qualifies for the draft since his birthday is Sept. 2nd so that makes him one of the youngest players available. As a 16 year old last year against men, he put up a respectable 16 points (7G-9A) in 32 games. This year, after just turning 17 years old a month ago, he already has 12 points (7G-5A) in only 8 games. He's also averaging about 18 minutes a game.
Bob McKenzie has him 6th right now, but it's hard to imagine him not shooting up team's draft boards. His combo of size, skill, and production at his age against men is pretty rare.
I'm still not sure what I'd be more excited for, Benn - Barkov - Faksa down the middle or Jones as our #1.
But then again, there's almost no way we end up that high, even with those odds.
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