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11-17-2012, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by TheFinnishKulemin View Post
Depends what your view of franchise is I guess.

Is Eric Staal a franchise center? That's what I see as Monahan's upside, maybe a little lower. Barkov is similar, except I think has higher potential that Monahan.
Just the size, and overall skillset of Barkov reminds me of a young Joe Thornton. He's so good at protecting the puck, plays adept defense, and has all the skills to put pucks in the net, and set up teammates.

Monahan kinda remind me of an Eric Staal, so we're on the same page there.

In terms of character, there isn't a kid in the top 10 that I can think of that has shown anything but positives in this category. All things being equal there, our scouts and management have their work cut out for them. This year's draft pick is absolutely vital to the rebuild. We need to make the right choice.

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