Who should we draft?
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04-25-2013, 12:52 AM
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ISS ranks the forwards as #2 overall Nichushkin, #3 MacKinnon, #4 Drouin, #5 Barkov, #8 Lindholm, #9 Monahan, #10 Horvat. Central Scouting puts them at #2 MacKinnon, #3 Drouin, #5 Monahan for NA forwards, and Barkov, Nichushkin, Lindholm as #1-3 international skaters.
To not get one of those players requires the Preds winning out against two desperate teams while Edmonton, Carolina and Calgary each lose at least once after today; a team outside of the bottom 7 wins the lottery; and only one defender going before we pick.
The talent is there no matter where we likely pick this season.
"Talent" is a very broad term.
Jonathan Toews (#3 overall) has talent and so does Derek Brassard (#6 overall). But they are on different levels.
It can work the opposite way too. Look at 2003 draft, Nathan Horton and Nik Zherdev go #3 and #4. Hortons a decent NHL player, but so many all-stars were selected after them.
I just hope Poile and scouts get it right.
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