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03-22-2013, 08:37 AM
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Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by Psuhockey View Post
I think you underrating Barkov. Barkov is projected to be an elite 1st line center. That being said, you are right that he doesn't allow for a trade of Couturier because they are projected for two different roles. If anything Barkov makes Schenn expendable but I still wouldn't trade him either.
Sounds like I am. I was under the impression that he projected to a 1B-type as well (which was / remains Schenn and Couturier's ceiling)

I do think that they should (and will) take the best player available. I wasn't suggesting that the pass on Barkov if he's there. That's a no brainer to me, even with my slightly-uninformed assumption about his ceiling.

It more comes down to someone like Nurse vs. Monahan or Shinkaruk (EDIT: an Lindholm). In that situation, I could see a reasonable case to be made for selecting Nurse if the grade on the players is close.


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