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01-17-2013, 12:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Skm View Post
Isn't every single draft a "very deep draft" in the months leading up to it?
I think a year out every draft is going to be deep with high end talent as well.

But I think at this time of the year, after the midseason rankings and just over 5 months before the draft we start to hear the real truth about the draft, similar to last year and the year before.

No one seems to be changing their tune about the depth and skill in the draft, and after watching a lot of junior games out west this year and the prospects game last night I tend to agree so far.

The elite talent is there, i.e. Mackinnon, Jones, Drouin, Barkov, Monahan, etc., but the depth in the 1st round seems very good.

Guys like Lazar, Erne, Nurse, Gauthier, Morrisey, Zadorov, and Rychel all looked pretty solid last night, and that's not even factoring in other Euros like Nichuskin, Lindholm, Ristolainen, etc. and guys that couldn't play, i.e. Shinkaruk, Pulock, etc.

I think this draft is the real deal right now in the top 50.

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