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03-06-2013, 01:00 PM
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Take whomever the scouting staff feel will be the best player, whether it's a forward or a defenseman.

If the staff feel like Jones is the #1 pick, then take Jones. If he and Trouba are ready to play in the NHL next year, make other moves to compensate (Postma, Hainsey (most likely already gone), possibly Redmond and Stuart as well). Once Bogo, Trouba, and Jones are ready to take heavy minutes, make a decision on Enstrom and Buff as well.

Or, if the Staff feel one of Drouin, Macinnon, or Barkov will be the best player, than go that route. I wouldn't be upset with any of these 3, but if the staff felt that Jones was the best, I wouldn't be happy with taking a forward "just because".

As an aside, I don't see as much press for Barkov on our forum. I wouldn't be upset in the least if TNSE thought he was going to be the best player. What he's doing in the FEL is special.

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