Thread: Speculation: 2013 NHL Entry Draft
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02-12-2013, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Markstrom Rules View Post
I agree completely with the names on your list. I'd also add Jason Dickinson, Justin Bailey, and Jimmy Lodge to the list. Although Lodge might be more of a late 2nd/early 3rd. He's not on a lot of radars right now but he's a guy who could rise in the last few months. He's actually picked up his scoring pace in Saginaw since around the time Trocheck was traded. And scouts love kids with that size, 6'2" and not afraid to drive to the net.
Yeah I read a little about Dickinson also but havent seen anything specific from him, he's another late 1st/early 2nd rounder type of guy along with Bailey.

The thing that concerns me about Lodge is yeah he's 6'2" but he's listed at only like 165 lbs. Thats way too thin to able to play a power forward game in the NHL. We already have Huberdeau that we're worrying about needing to put on pounds and he's not as tall and weighs more than that. If we're taking a shot on someone in that range, I'd rather it be someone like John Hayden from the USNDTP who's 6'3" and 220 lbs already.

Also hope we find a way to use a pick on a goalie too this yr. I havent read anything about the goalies though this yr outside of Fucale so I'm behind in that dept. Any decent options for us in the 4th or 5th round (since we lack a 3rd rounder and I dont feel we should use a 2nd on a goalie)?

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