Thread: Speculation: Who should we draft?
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04-20-2013, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by ThirdManIn View Post
What is more likely? We get a decent center via the draft or via free agency/trade?
Define "decent" and specify the timeframe you're talking about for this player to perform at that level.

If expectations are a PPG player ... plan on disappointment. The last top forward drafted to perform at that level is Stamkos from 2008. Fail for Nail resulted in a first year of Legwand like performance. The 2011 #1 overall has four goals so far this season. Tavares is close to a PPG guy, but not there and his presence hasn't made the Isles a winner yet.

Without seeing who ends up on the market via compliance buyouts there is no way to guess who is available on the FA market this summer. Maybe those teams try to move players for picks and prospects rather than lose them for nothing via buyouts, but, we're still too far out to know.

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