Thread: Prospect Info: The Official 2013 Draft Thread
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01-24-2013, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Cujomi View Post
I know this is kind of looking ahead a bit, and we may even have prospects yet to shine...but is there any chance that we move up in the draft this year to try and grab one of Lindholm or Monahan (this is under the assumption that we finish too high to initially draft them)?

I'm just wondering because Spezza isn't getting younger, and while Turris has looked nice he doesn't seem to be on the same level as a Spezza type talent.

Both Lindholm and Monahan, in my opinion, project to be that solid #1 center type that we can rely on. Plus they're both special players in their own way (biased towards Monahan, but mostly because I've seen a lot more of him and he plays for Ottawa).
I would disagree with the bolded part, I think Turris is very much looking like a 1st line centre & he is only 23 yrs old. I remember when Spezza was that young & what Martin used to say about him especially defensively while Turris plays an excellent two way game. Turris may never have an 84 pt season but he certainly seems to have top line potential & should be in his prime just when Spezza starts to regress due to age.

I like Monahan if we can move up to get him or Nurse but I think Mantha & Ristolainen should be right around where Ottawa picks.

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