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12-05-2012, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by petrocelli View Post
Seth Jones is my favorite player in this draft. Could you imagine if we drafted him!! He's got true #1 talent. Size, speed, scoring ability, toughness and leadership.

Seth Jones 6'3 Griffin Reinhart 6'4
Travis Hamonic Calvin de Haan or Robbie Russo
Scott Mayfield 6'4 Andrey Pedan 6'4
Adam Pelech Ville Pokka or Matt Donovan

I just listed 10 players. Seth Jones is the only one that actually isn't an Islander (yet).. .... Out of those 10 players, 4 are 6'3 or taller.

Even without Jones, the D looks awesome. If de Haan isn't our new PP specialist/puck moving D man, then that may be our only hole... But we sure have a lot of physical D men that can skate and move the puck.. None seem to have that extra something special with the puck outside of de Haan, but we all know his situation.
I absolutely love Jones and what he projects to be. It would really be a boon to the Isles if they could get their hands on him. Our defense corps would actually be the strength of this team with Jones and the expected development of Reinhart and any one of the other big boys. Forwards of opposing teams would need to keep their heads up when entering the offensive zone because it would be like a cattle farm with all the beef.

For once though, it looks like the Isles can just draft the BPA and not have to worry about need as the system is well stocked. This year is shaping up to be a strong draft. I'd love a sniper or a RH defenseman, also a goalie somewhere would be nice.

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