Thread: Speculation: 2013 NHL Entry Draft
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02-18-2013, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by IceManCat View Post
Mackinnon aside and with the exception of Drouin none of those players have better skills or are as accomplished as Huberdeau. Drouin and Huberdeau are debatable
Accomplished is entirely the wrong word to use, given we are discussing draft eligible prospects with a player who is 20 and has played 4 years of Junior. However, if you want to discuss accomplishments ; Barkov is the highest scoring Finnish draft eligible player of all time, Lindholm is one of the highest scoring Swedish eligible Forwards of all time (Now past Backstrom) and Drouin is at 2 PPG in the CHL. All these players are somewhat historically relevant within their own environment.

Of course, statistical data isn't everything. I'd take Barkov 10/10 over Huberdeau. Give me a 6 ft 3 physically dominating specimen with elite hands and vision over Huberdeau. Lindholm and Drouin are somewhat similar to Huberdeau, but both have arguably higher end abilities. Monahan is debatable, but again, responsible big offensively gifted Centers are a rare commodity.

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