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02-16-2013, 06:00 PM
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Originally Posted by GFORCE View Post
The more I look at it, the more I think we'll draft between 10 and 20.

And the more I think about it, the more there's a guy that might end up being the best pick, taking into account both the best player available, and team needs.

This guy is Anthony Mantha. 6'3, 200 pounder already. Got a great shot. Finds those open areas in the offensive zone and apparently has an above-average compete level. Great hockey IQ apparently, and his numbers and production don't lie. He looks like a perfect complement to Galchenyuk in the future, and we certainly could use a big body winger out there to complement our rather smallish group of prospects on the wings.

As for the guy talking about how we won't get any quality player at our spot;
Philly got their franchise player at the end of the 1st round in 2006.
We got Subban and Pacioretty after the 20 first picks.
The Blues got David Perron at the very end of the 1st round in 2007.
The Sens got the best d-man in the NHL at #15 in 2008.

Each and every year, there are picks that end up giving you much better value than their rank of selection usually does. And I trust Timmins before a lot of the other guys out there to find those raw diamonds.
Habs have had enough lazy "elite" forwards. That attitude and work ethic is a thing of the past for good reason.

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