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11-20-2012, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by shello View Post
One of the biggest Ekblad supporters out there, he's an exceptional player, but I think Reinhart goes first just by being a forward. Only way I see him going first even if it's not a huge gap is if the team picking has a dying need for defense.
Ekblad has maintained his impressive performance - but as great as he is, i don't see anything about him that would land him as the best '96 in the draft - Reinhart is unbelievably skilled, doing brilliantly on a horrifically bad team, and has the benefit of being a forward. ho-sang is starting to pull it together and will be highly ranked (albeit, not at reinhart's level), etc.

i'm impressed by ekblad a lot - but i'd be really surprised if he was taken #1 in '14.

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