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04-18-2013, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Jimmi Jenkins View Post
Yeah those ridiculously high end skill guys are just a dime a dozen. Again, Drouin isn't the ideal pick, but if he falls to the Oilers outside of the top-3 to 5, then they would be stupid not to take him. Besides, if they do pick him, convert him to a center, like the Hawks have done with Kane a bit.
Who's to say how much higher skill Drouin is than Barkov? Different leagues. If Barkov is a half-step below in offensive skill, he's got a better all-around game and a better frame to build on. That's more rare than a smallish skill guy, IMO. And harder to acquire outside of the draft. People make it sound like you're going to be getting Kane vs Pouliot skill wise. But its more like Jeff Skinner vs Anze Kopitar. Both great players, but who would you rather have on your team?

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