*OFFICIAL* London Knights 2012-13 Season Thread
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12-10-2012, 11:36 AM
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If you're talking guys like Monahan, Koekkoek, Nurse you aren't going to get that type of player without dealing a Horvat. I think having Monahan getting a long playoff run in means very little in regards to his draft status. MacKinnon and Jones are already the cream of the crop. There's really nothing Monahan can do to get into that group, he's still going to be a very high pick regardless. A playoff run probably wouldn't do much for him. A lot of guys have been drafted high without making a playoff run, considering out of 60 CHL teams only 6 or 7 teams can make a huge playoff run it doesn't mean that much.
I agree with that except Hunter probably could deal away the equivalent of a Bo Horvat, with a Chris Tierney and Remi Elie together (skill wise). With this deal, it would put us as the favourite to win the Memorial Cup and you're right, it probably wouldn't up Monahan's draft status but scouts still love to see if a player elevates his game in the playoffs regardless. But it also comes with the risk that if he doesn't, he will see his stock drop (ie. Mikhail Grigorenko). So its a risk/high reward type of deal. Interesting deal though.....
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