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11-30-2012, 04:44 AM
Join Date: Aug 2011
I have seen Barkov and Ristolainen play alot this season, and I think that after the wjc Barkov will be going first overall on pretty much every list. The kid has the perfect hockey sense, size, stickhandling to be the best player in the draft. If he's skating gets to above avarage nhl level, he has all the tools to be one of the best number 1 centers in the NHL.
Ristolainen (like CC321 wrote) lacks mental disicpline, he gets out of position in the d-zone, and likes to play the man instead of the puck too much for my liking. He will probably end up as a top4 defender, and sure he has the potential to be better, but i think its unlikely that he will reach it. If we have a top 10 because of lottory, i dont think he should be our pick. Than again 6'3 mobile defensemen are rare so who knows?
Its pretty easy to say that Drouin would be the best fit playstyle wise. He is the kind of player we will need in the future.
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