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12-06-2012, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Watsatheo View Post
Well who out those players can play all 3 fwd positions like Danault and be effective in shutdown role or goon it like Wilson while providing offense/leadership (he had a pretty killer start to season in OHL offensively). IMO, they seem pretty ideal for the grinder/shutdown/leadership type role.

Offensive guys can take regular shifts on PKs but not all offensive guys can go from go to player to playing in a limited role and be effective. I don't see any issues with them being considered locks since those two should in theory slot in perfectly in the role.

I hate to say it but if it were up to me Hudon wouldn't be a lock yet. I'd add 4 top '13 draft guy Shinkaruk, MacKinnon, Drouin, Monahan. With the last pick I'll have to see who fits in best as a 3rd liner type and someone all round or specialist as 13th forward

Huberdeau - RNH - Scheifele
Drouin - Strome - MacKinnon
Shinkaruk - Jenner - [?]
Wilson - Danault - Monahan

Hudon I can certainly see fit in as a #13 or 3rd liner.
There won't be more than 2 17 years old forwards, you can pretty much take that to the bank. I would say Mckinnon + someone else. Drouin has a net advantage because he's LW and has chemistry with Nathan, but Monahan could slip in, particularly if RNH ends up not coming. Shinkaruk, just don't see it happening at all. Ty Rattie is a lock and the best RW, we need his goals.

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