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12-07-2012, 06:01 PM
Par too easy
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Lehkonen is a boom/bust type of player, he could easily be worthy of a top-10 pick if not for his size.
I would love if we managed to grab all of the Finns projected to go in the 1st (Barkov, Ristolainen, Lehkonen). Barkov will require a top-3 pick, but we should be able to grab Ristolainen around #20 and Lehkonen around #25 if we're lucky.
Then again, we'd have to give up too many assets for those I'm afraid.
I agree that Lehkonen could be a top10 pick if he wasn't so small. He needs to bulk up quite a bit. I put him in the same category as Teuvo Teräväinen, altho I think Lehkonen is better now than Teuvo was a year ago. I just see tremendeus potential in him because he's a shoot first guy and he understands the game well. He'll be a top20 pick if he plays like this throughout the season.
Ristolainen never was a top10 pick for me. He's got size and he's pretty confident but he makes far too easy mistakes - well he's a young guy after all. Still a great prospect for sure.
I wouldn't be dissappointed if GMs chose to pick Barkov but I'd maybe take Drouin or Monahan before him, if the pick was in top5. Ristolainen would be value for later than top20. I'm so high on Lehkonen that I'd take him in top15.
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