Draft Thread Part 2: Bark to the Future
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06-03-2013, 03:18 PM
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I also read that Colorado has asked Barkov top have a second meeting with them.
Interesting to me...
Nichushkin, who is from Russia, is considered a wild card in the top five. He has No. 1 pick talent, but there are some questions about his desire to play in North America. He told reporters in Toronto that he wants to play in the NHL, but will not play in the American Hockey League, and will return to Russia and the Kontinental Hockey League if he gets sent to the minors.
It’s the reality of today’s hockey world, the Predators said.
“Ultimately his goal is to play in the NHL, but already being in the KHL it was going to be difficult,” Kealty said. “I think that ultimately the goal of all the top players is to play in the best league in the world. It wasn’t a huge surprise for us.”
Said Fenton: “We have to be flexible and reasonable too knowing that there are other options for these guys to develop until they come and play regularly for us.”
and to me it looks like if we don't trade the pick, we will pick one of these guys..
The Predators met with defenseman Seth Jones and forwards Jonathan Drouin, Nathan MacKinnon, Aleksander Barkov and Valeri Nichushkin — the projected top five picks.
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