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12-18-2012, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Bob View Post
because the NHL has a rookie salary cap.
IMO it doesn't mean a thing in this case. Barkov was drafted by Lokomotiv Yaroslavl at KHL draft and they don't have money to buy him out from Tappara (signed until 2015). They still have enough economic problems to build the team after the airplane incident. 900k + 2.5 million possibility for performance bonuses should be enough.

Originally Posted by WingedWheel1987 View Post
Ehhh, I prefer they focus on the defense first. You don't need elite forwards to win a cup anymore.

Also, i am sure you already know this, but I think the defense is really bad.

The foundation should be

1. Defense
2. Forwards
2. Goaltending
Maybe a newsflash for you, but our prospect core isn't weak on defence, even though our NHL defence is.

Biggest needs:

1. Center position


2. Defence
3. Wingers
4. Goaltending

Seth Jones is interesting player though. More than McKinnon. I'd like to have the 3rd pick at next summer, so picking Barkov would be pretty easy and pretty much better than normal 3rd pick at entry draft. Those American-born guys will go first because of their market-value. There's not enough balls in other organizations to pick Barkov first. Only Red Wings could do it IMO.

Last edited by Henkka: 12-18-2012 at 01:33 PM.
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