Thread: Speculation: Who should we draft?
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04-25-2013, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by SLake View Post
OK, so being awake most of the night last night, I started to do some research on the draft class outside of the Big 3 (Jones, MacKinnon, Drouin) and I'm fine with winding up 4th and selecting Barkov if that's where we wind up.

My preference is:
1) Drouin - No. 1 dynamic scoring winger potential. Less defensive responsibilities for wings in system = quicker development path and better long term payoff

2) MacKinnon - No. 1 skilled center potential.

3) Jones - Can't ignore the guy's talents. Would truly solidify defense for remainder of the decade.

4) Barkov - No. 1 power forward center potential. Already responsible defensively. Great size that he uses at both ends of the rink, skating will improve, fantastic hands.

Overall, as long as we finish 3rd or better, I think we are in good position even if we move back a spot due to the draft lottery.
Somewhat beat me to it, as I was about to post that, after some reading and seeing others opinions, Barkov may have joined in on "the big 3". I wouldn't mind having him at all. Only negative is that the power forwards usually take an extra year or so to develop their game at the NHL level.

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