2013 Draft Discussion (Mar. 29 article, post #976)
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03-23-2013, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by
Jack de la Hoya
Maybe I'm wrong, but my sense of Monahan is that he projects to a 2C-type role (in other words, the same as Schenn and Couturier). A good two-way game, but not elite offensively by any stretch.
Of all the players who seem reasonably likely to be taken in spots 1-7 or so, he's the one guy that I think I'd have trouble getting excited about.
Thought the same thing to except too but have been reading a little more about him. Unlike B.Schenn he is projected as a #1 and like Couturier, he has fallen down the ranks a little bit because newer guys have passed him more so than his play and he is playing with nobody. I have seen a few Toews comparisons: not flashy but very productive. That being said, he isn't as exciting as Mackinnon, Drouin, Barkov, Nich, or Linholm but I wouldn't be disappointed.
IMO there is an elite 8 in this draft: Jones, Mackinnon, Drouin, Barkov, Nichuskin, Lindholm, Monahan and Nurse. Would be happy with anyone of them and the Flyers could use any one of them.
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