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06-12-2013, 10:53 AM
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I'm surprised nobody has noted that he compared Barkov to Kopitar. Pretty solid endorsement.

Originally Posted by DYaeger89 View Post
Sounds like we're doing / prepared to do just that.
It sounded equally like the teams possibly willing to trade down did not want to move out of the top-3 or 4, so Buffalo would have to get there first, which is going to be difficult.

Originally Posted by AirBriere48 View Post
Possibly smoke signals, but that's certainly how it sounded in the interview. Devine didn't sound overly enthused about Lindholm, but who knows. Surprisingly candid interview, and one that has me feeling more confident than not that we will be picking higher than #8 on June 30.
He essentially called him the best Euro other than Barkov. Is that not enthusiastic enough for you?

The question was posed to him as who, other than Barkov and Nichushkin, are the top European players. Devine mentioned Elias Lindholm is probably the best, followed by Ristolainen and then he mentioned Nichushkin again. That leads me to believe that he has at least Lindholm ranked ahead of Nichushkin.

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