Thread: Prospect Info: The 2013 NHL Entry Draft
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02-23-2013, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by S E P H View Post

Right now we are around 6th-8th place. Lindholm would be nice, but I would rather pick either Rasmus Ristolainen, Valeri Nichushkin, or Sean Monahan in that order besides Lindholm.

Actually Ristolainen is my main player after the main 4.
Seriously? I'm not sure I'd even take him in the top 15 maybe not even the first rd. The only reason I think he is rated so highly is because of his size because they surely can't be looking at his play. This guy screams Ossi Vaananen, big guy, minimal offensive ability except Ristolainen is a pansy that shys away from contact where as Vaananen was physical. There were at least 8 times in the WJC that I saw where he had the puck in the corner of his own end was about to get by an opposing player and he shy away from the hit and turned the puck over. He was one of the worst "big name" players I watched WJC this year, his play was poor at best and he looked to be many years from ever making it to the NHL. Granted Finland had a really bad tournament, but he was one of their worst players.

If we are drafting 6-10 the players I'd look at are Monahan, Lindholm, Shinkaruk and maybe Barkov if he falls. If we are looking for D then Nurse, Zadorov, Morrissey and Pulock would be better than Rasmus Ristolainen.

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