2013 NHL Entry Draft
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03-19-2013, 12:17 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Coral Springs, FL
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Relatively new hockey fan. Live in Ft. Lauderdale and only recently got into hockey. Never had a favorite team, so I adopted the Panthers and have fallen in love.
I'm coming from a die hard NBA background (Nets fan), and at least in the NBA drafting a superstar is the best and almost only way to propel your franchise to the next level. Having a top pick in an elite draft is supremely important.
Point being... It sounds like this is one of those drafts from most of the commentary I've read. I think it's a real blessing in disguise the team has had a down year, because a lot of the talent is still there and adding a huge piece could make next year and the years to come very special.
As I've said in prior posts in this thread, I'm really leaning towards pairing Drouin with Huberdeau. I think Drouin is as good or better than Mac, and as someone else pointed out, Drouin could be Tallon's next Kane.
In general, I'm just really excited for the draft. Keep the tough losses coming.
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Obviously, this is a very frustrating season to be a Panthers fan, but as you've learned already, many positive things are on the horizon over the next few seasons.
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