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05-01-2013, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Delicious Pancakes View Post
I really like Lazar but not enough to want the Oilers to trade down because they think he'll still be there at 15 or whatever. The Oilers' pick at #7 is on the the edge of the drop off from the 2nd to the 3rd tier of this year's draft. The thing the Oilers have needed forever is a center with size and faceoff ability for the top-6 and Monahan fits the bill plus he can skate well. To pass up the opportunity to fill that hole which is so difficult to fill because teams don't generally move those players would be totally asinine.

I'd be good with the Oilers trading some pieces to get another pick to take Lazar though. He's gonna be a pretty valuable player for whichever team drafts him, I just don't think the Oilers should pass up a player who fills a bigger need for him. That extra size and reach comes in handy when you're playing against a Joe Thornton, Anze Kopitar, or Ryan Getzlaf.
I like Monahan, but what if he is gone before we pick?

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