spfan's 2013 NHL Mock Draft - February
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02-24-2013, 10:31 PM
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Mantha is the top goal scorer in the entire draft class. His size makes him pretty valuable too. I would say he's better than Wennberg, by a pretty good margin.
You're completely missing my point if you're using Karlsson and Teubert as an example.
Karlsson was always better than Teubert.
I'll try to explain it better...
Filip Forsberg, one of the youngest in the 2012 class, rated top 5(#3 by Bob McKenzie), he fell to 11th.
Alexander Wennberg, one of the oldest players and barely any younger than Forsberg, had they been in the same class, Forsberg would go a minimum of 5 spots higher i'd say. Also the fact that 2013 is a much better draft class than 2012. So you can probably give a gap of 10 spots between their talent levels.
Forsberg is a better player by a big margin and Wennberg being a few months younger doesn't account for enough to keep it close.
Then why was Teubert picked before him?
I see what you're saying, and it does make sense.. I just don't think it's fair to compare them by draft classes. Forsberg's draft class was primarily defence in the first round, where as Wennberg's is made up of forwards. So saying that Forsberg would be picked so much higher doesn't exactly work..
For all we know, Buffalo may have taken Wennberg instead of Grigorenko if they had the chance.. Is it likely, I doubt it.. Is it possible, of course.
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