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03-26-2013, 05:14 PM
If and if...
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I will be interested to see what we end up doing if we don't end up with the 1st or 2nd overall pick. For me, the no-brainers there are Jones and Drouin. A big reason for my thoughts there is that they are positionally perfect for what we need.
Guys like MacKinnon, Barkov, Monahan, Lindholm are all centers and Nichushkin is a Russian.
Does our staff not worry about that and take one of those guys anyway? Do they try and convert guys like MacKinnon, Monahan, Lindolm, Barkov to the wing position? I think MacKinnon would make a great winger, but he's also very good on faceoffs, so who knows.
It seems redundant to have Duchene-O'Reilly-Stastny-X down the middle, with X being one of the above-listed players. It still seems redundant even if we trade Stastny as guys like X don't really fit the role as a #3 center going forward, or at least it doesn't seem that way.
Do all these factors force us to trade back or trade up or just stick with the BPA scenario?
Things will be interesting down the stretch and leading up to the draft.
BPA and both Mac and Lindholm can play wing as well. I would assume that Barkov could play wing if asked to. That also assumes we will hold on to both ROR and Stastny.
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