2013 Official NHL Draft Discussion Thread
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12-05-2012, 10:10 PM
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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.
As much as I would love to see Jones in an Islanders uniform, I just don't think they have that kind of luck.
I just saw Zadorov recently and I really love his game. Button seems to be in love with him as well putting him in his top 10. If the Islanders ended up with him, their system would probably have the best collection of big, badass defensemen in the league.
Reinhart (not particularly mean)
I'm pretty sure Garth's intent would then be clear: build a blueline full of big bruisers to go up against Crosby, Malkin, Giroux, Kovalchuk, Nash, Gaborik, etc. in the division. It almost seems as though that's what he's up to regardless if they take Zadorov or not. I really like Pulock, however, and would prefer they end up with a more offensive type like him to balance some of these defensive defensemen. I know Pelech is putting up points, I just don't see it translating.
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