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11-07-2012, 11:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Jabba11 View Post
I think what we're really missing is an offensive juggernaut " la" Giroux, Kane, Yakupov.. that's why Drouin will fit better with Galchenyuk and Pacioretty than Mantha.
While I'd be ecstatic if we did land Drouin, if we're drafting near the top I'd rather go for any of the two-way centres (Barkov, Monahan, Lindholm) that are available. I don't think we'll ever have the true firepower to go head-to-head with any of the better teams in that department (Pittsburgh, Anaheim, Tampa, etc.). Instead, I'd look at Dallas and see how effective Benn and Eriksson have been on a mediocre team (+15 and +18 respectively). Neither are prolific scorers, just great all-around players who drive puck possession. With Gally on one wing and a finisher on the other (for now, Gionta) I think we could replicate that success.

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