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11-13-2012, 08:32 PM
nexus of the crisis
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A question for the experts,
I've often read that the 2013 top-5 would blow last year's top 5 out of the water, but that's the sort of hyperbole people write.
Where do you think Yakupov, Galchenyuk, Murray would be in this year's discussion?
If we draft top-5 this year, do you expect Galchenyuk to become our second best prospect, or do you think it will be too close to call?
If anybody here is an "expert" then they have to be breaking some kind of rules with their employer.
My armchair opinion is that MacKinnon > Yakupov, and Seth Jones > anybody on D from last year. As prospects go. It can of course all turn out totally different. I'd guess that Yakupov would slot into the top-5. Galchenyuk and Murray just out. I don't know this year's European crop except by hearsay, so I don't really have an opinion about how they compare to last year's top-5. Whatever any of us says now, I'm sure we'd be required to revise it 5 years from now.
I think if we draft #3-6 this year we're slam dunk getting another Galchenyuk-calibre prospect, at least. Then it's all down to development, chance, and the vagaries of player individuality whether that player or Galchenyuk turns into our #1 prospect.
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