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04-13-2013, 09:17 PM
Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by DatsyukToZetterberg View Post
Okay, so it would be something like Smith+2013 1st? Quite the price to pay but I understand why; Lindholm/Barkov/Monahan all have sky high potential and would certainly fill a hole in some teams center depth chart in a couple of years.
I have no idea if that's reasonable, but if PHX was wiling to part with their 1st and Rundblad to move up, I think it would be hard for DET to beat it.

I'm opposed to moving down if Barkov is on the board (if, say, CAR takes Nurse at #4, which is possible). Even though we are loaded at center, I think he's a real difference maker. Maybe it means Laughton or Couturier get dealt, or that Schenn really has to play the wing, but that's not a bad position to be in. I haven't seen enough of Lindholm to make a judgment, but I'm not 100 percent sold on Monahan's offensive upside, given that we already have Laughton and Couturier.


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