Thread: Prospect Info: 2013 NHL Draft Prospects I
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02-12-2013, 11:09 AM
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If they have a handful of prospects graded out in the same grouping when they pick, I'd like to see them draft a player who projects to be a center. It'll be a lot easier to add a 2nd pairing defenseman (if we need one) through FA/trade than a top 6 center.

Koivu - He's 29. Obviously he still has good years left, but he's not young.
Granlund - Could develop into a top 6 center, but it's way too early to tell.
Larsson - Seems to be a 2C/3C.
Brodziak - Like him, but realistically shouldn't be more than a 3C.
Phillips - More likely a winger if he makes it.

So, all things being equal, I think the Wild could use a center more than a defenseman or winger. Of course, if they have a player rated higher at another position, then by all means they should take him.

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