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2013 NHL Entry Draft Thread | "Don't Be A Moran, Draft Monahan"
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04-16-2013, 02:26 AM
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Based on where the Oilers might end up picking, I would be pretty happy with Monahan, Lindholm, or Nurse. I am weary of Nischushkin; I recall scouts and pundits claiming Nischushkin doesn't posses overly high hockey IQ and fails to utilize team-mates well.
Monahan seems like he could become a Zajac type centre, and there are some similarities in his game to Toews. I wouldn't expect him to be more than a 3rd of 4th line centre in the early stages of his career though.
I haven't watched Lindholm play, but from most accounts, he seems to be a great player. Everyone mentions Forsberg-style of play and statistically out performing Backstrom at the same age. Both of those are pretty lofty comparisons though.
Nurse intrigues me the most. Sounds like a nasty piece of work with some size, offensive ability and athleticism. If he develops well, he'd be an incredibly valuable player.
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