2013 NHL Entry Draft Talk 3.0
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12-14-2012, 03:09 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto / North York
I think our offense is getting to the point where it's good but needs prime players. We have numbers at all offensive positions, just not that much sure fire quality. That's why I'm not against moving assets to either move up or add another 1st rounder to possibly get another prime player.
Simply put, I like these players for a Stanley Cup Push in 3 years:
Maxpac - Gal - (Need high impact with some size)
(Kristo) - Desharnais - Leblanc
Prust - Plekanec- X(Colberg-Gallagher)
X - X - X
Short term assets: Cole, Gionta, Bourque, Moen, Army
Likely Graduate: Kristo(at that point possibly 2nd line LW), Gallagher (3rd line RW?)
Hudon or Bournival might be on the 4th line. Colberg might be ready.
All of this to say, I think the missing piece upfront is a high-end surefire RW, at the draft or in trades. Maybe make a play for Burakovsky if we are in reach for the cost of a 2nd rounder? If we can get a choice in the top 8 you can't go wrong, but outside of that, Burakovsky seems interesting. Then if you are late(r) first round, Nichushkin is there. There are quite a few guys that are very high-end talent this year that could go past 20th.
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