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02-01-2013, 06:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
If he's good, why not? We have drafted an overage player a few years ago in Nygren, so it's clearly about talent first. Elias Lindholm is like a month younger than Wennberg - should we not draft him either?

Young for the draft class is a plus especially if they stand out - That's what makes Barkov so appealing, the fact that he's THAT big and THAT mature despite being one of the youngest players in his class, but BPA is BPA.
Sure, I'd draft Lindholm, because there's a clear difference between him and Wennberg.

You find two prospects to be of equal value ready to be selected, would you pick the one that was 18 his whole draft year, or the one that was 17? There's a significant difference in physical development at that age.

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