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05-11-2013, 10:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Habsfan18 View Post
Not saying I particularly agree or disagree with them, but a few surprises for me with the THN draft preview were:

Robert Hagg at 12
Adam Erne at 13
Mirco Mueller at 18
Hunter Shinkaruk at 23

Official street date is April 29th, but it may start hitting store shelves at least in Ontario any day now.
I needed a new pair of running shoes the other day so I bought a copy of the 2013 Hockey News Draft Preview when I was in the mall. I am pleased to report that I was very happy with my copy. You can usually tell the quality of a product such as this very quickly by seeing if the hidden gems/late developers were all there and sure enough, most were:
• Matt Buckles
• Mitchell Wheaton
• Niklas Hansson
• Jeremy Gregoire
• Brendan Harms
• Gage Ausmus

Sure there were a few surprises or anomalies as previously posters have pointed out:
• Ristolainen – late first
• Shinkaruk – late first
• Gauthier – End of first
• Four sure-fire 1st or 2nd rounders in a row in the 3rd round
However, most lists, including mine, are likely to have them. And I am sure most of these anomalies would be erased or reduced if the writers had the hindsight of seeing the U18 World Championship (which they didn’t).

So hats off to Grant McCagg for doing the list and Ryan Kennedy and Ken Campbell for doing the write-ups. Good job!!!

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