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04-07-2013, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Filipthefuture View Post
We should stop trying to calculate our playoff chances and start calculating our draft pick percentages. Seth Jones would take over Blums spot perfectly
Thankfully we won't pick high enough to draft Jones. Not that he isn't going to be a stud, but adding one of the forwards after him would be a better choice for THIS team now and in the future.

Mackinnon and Drouin are most likely also in the top 3 with Jones. But after them we're looking at Barkov and Monahan still on the board. The Preds are probably still going to be just outside of even those players, so i'm thinking that they end up with either Shinkaruk or Linholm which i'd be happy with either way.

The Preds defense really isn't bad, with Josi getting another offseason here to refine his game, he and Weber should be dominant together next season. Klein obviously has a stranglehold on the 3rd spot and is very steady. Bartley, Ellis and Blum can fight for the 4th and 5th spot. Then you've got Ekholm, Tollefson, Gill(?) and whoever falls from the previous group to battle for the last two spots. One or two of them will likely have to be moved out. This is basically the same group who proved earlier this season that they can shutdown and shutout any team. At this point however, they've lost a ton of forward support and are playing behind a lot of very young forwards.

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