Thread: NHL Entry Draft: LatvianTwist's 2013 Mock Draft 1.0
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03-18-2013, 12:25 AM
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Originally Posted by LatvianTwist View Post
I don't think Malkin's wingers are the issue anymore. Neal and Bennett are more than capable there.

I shudder to think of what Crosby could do with legit top 6 wingers though. Just look at Kunitz this year, and most wouldn't consider him anymore than a good 2nd line winger.
Kunitz has looked like a definite 1st liner this season. Judging by stats only Dupuis looks like one this season... but he still blows a couple of chances per game. I would love to acquire a legit first line guy (whether it be a young guy like Chris Stewart or an elite rental like Iginla) and put Dupuis into a third line role (which he will probably shine on).

It pisses me off when people say that we don't need any top 6 wingers and instead need more defense - we have one guy who has been mediocre this season and two guys that should start sitting in the press box.

Kunitz - Crosby - Flavor of the Month
Bennett - Malkin - Neal
Kennedy - Sutter - Dupuis
Cooke - Vitale - Adams

Despres - Letang
Martin - Orpik
Eaton - Niskanen
Bortuzzo

Fluery
Vokoun

I'd trade Kennedy + Maatta + 1st for Iggy, Niskanen for Setoguchi, and a 3rd for Douglas Murray. Gives us 4 solid lines and a shut down line in Bortuzzo - Murray.

A man can dream.

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