Thread: Speculation: 2013 NHL Entry Draft [Part II]
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04-25-2013, 06:37 AM
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Originally Posted by pb1300 View Post
Top player, yes, but as the Angry Frog quoted from Central Scouting:

"Drouin couldn't have done anything more to push the envelope against MacKinnon and Seth Jones, so that's as tight a gap as you'll ever get between first and third. If you're picking No. 1, 2 or 3, you're a happy team."

Tallon might go BPA, but who is his BPA? We still have the combine in the end of May, so we should get a better feel about the prospects come then. I still think he goes Drouin or Mac.
I think this explains well the whole situation. The top3 (or even top4 if you want to count Barkov in) is so close to each other that it could be for the best to draft a BPA that the team needs.

Kulikov
Gudbranson
Petrovic
Brennan (you might not agree on this one, but he's looked really good so far)
Matheson

Then there's the possibility that Campbell keeps his high-end play up until close to his 40's, he could still be here when the kids would be ready for a serious run at the cup. Hell, look at how Chicago had their D when they won the cup:

Keith (drafted)
Seabrook (drafted)
Hjalmarsson (drafted)
Campbell (UFA)
Sopel (UFA)
Boynton (UFA)

We need a number one center more than a number one defenceman.

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