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05-23-2013, 04:51 PM
Joey Moss
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I'm pretty pumped about Nichushkin coming over next year. My two favorites are now Monahan and Nichushkin. I'd be happy with either one and furious if we didn't get either (unless someone slips)

COL - Seth Jones
FLA - Nate Mackinnon
TBL - Jonathan Drouin
NSH - Sasha Barkov
CAR - Valeri Nichushkin
CGY - Elias Lindholm
EDM - Sean Monahan

This is how I see it playing out. Tampa will consider taking Nichushkin, but how could they pass on Drouin? Nashville loves players like Barkov and after Radulov I can't see them taking a Russian. They've also never had a potential #1 center.. Carolina will take either Monahan or Nichushkin. Now that Valeri is coming over I can definitely see him going there. They have Semin and Tlusty there already to help ease him in. Calgary will take a center.. Flames fans seem to want Lindholm more than Monahan so I'll go with it.

Even if Carolina takes Monahan, Calgary would still take Lindholm I think so it's either Nichushkin or Monahan for us which is fantastic. Worst case scenario is Carolina takes Nichushkin, and Calgary takes Monahan leaving us Lindholm. Still a good pick at that point.

Other possibilities..

COL - Seth Jones
FLA - Nathan MacKinnon
TBL - Valeri Nichushkin
NSH - Jonathan Drouin
CAR - Sasha Barkov
CGY - Elias Lindholm
EDM - Sean Monahan

COL - Seth Jones
FLA - Nate MacKinnon
TBL - Jonathan Drouin
NSH - Elias Lindholm
CAR - Sasha Barkov
CGY - Sean Monahan
EDM - Valeri Nichushkin

#7 is really the perfect spot.. After 7 is a drop off and before 7 the possibilities are endless. I could totally see Tampa taking Nichushkin, and Nashville taking Lindholm even leaving Drouin and Barkov to slide. Our pick value has also increased after the news of Nichushkin.

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