Thread: Pre-Game Talk: 2013 NHL Entry Draft Talk II
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04-10-2013, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by LeftCoast View Post
Where does the talent drop off in this draft? Obviously, there is a very clear top 3, but in most drafts, there is another tier somewhere between #10 and #15, where there is another marked drop off in skill. After this point, there is often not as much difference between #15 and #35 (for example) as there is between #12 and #15.

What I'm thinking of, is if the Canucks pickup a late 1st or early 2nd round pick as a part of a Luongo trade, they would be in a position, if they choose, to trade up in the draft. But unless the acquired pick is in the top 15 (unlikely it seems at this point), they won't be able to get into the top 10. Depending on how the draft tiers out, there may be no point at all in moving up from say #25 to #15, but a huge difference if you can get to #12.
Hmm, well who do you lump in the second tier? Barkov, Monahan, Nichuskin, Zadorov? Ristolainen, Nurse, Shinkaruk. Lindholm and Wenberg as well? Just off the top of my head that gets you to 12.

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