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06-20-2013, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Drydenwasthebest View Post
The problem with RNH is that he does not have the muscle necessary filling out that 6 frame. He is fragile because he is gangly. If he could hit the gym and pack on some muscle, he would be more durable and able to deal with the #1 center role on an NHL team. His talent, his skills, his tool box, IQ, are all elite. All of that is great, but limited if he is going to get hurt year-after-year. RNH would be no better or worse if he were 5'9".

Petan IS willing to get his nose dirty, but that does not make him any more valuable to our team. Actually, it increases the liklihood of him getting hurt at the NHL level. Petan may well be great, but it should be somewhere else. He does not represent a NEED for our team. That is the real answer from what I can see.
So you wouldn't take a 5'9" RNH at 25 in this draft?

And I'm not a big fan of drafting for need, but I do think Petan could fill a need. If Galchenyuk ends up a wing, we need another top 6 center to pair with Eller, and I believe Petan to be a great stylistic complement to Eller.

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