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06-20-2013, 02:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Sasso09 View Post
Big time over payment.

Couturier has a higher ceiling than Shattenkirk

The 11th overall could yield one of Nurse ( unlikely) Ristolainen or Zadorov.... All three that are/ were more highly touted than Shattenkirk. Flyers get immediately better but lose big time in the value department.
Shattenkirk is a proven 43 point defenseman. He still has upside to be a 50 point plus dman. If paired with a stay at home guy he is pretty good defensively.

Couturier is a proven 27 point 3rd line center who I feel will be around 50-55 point center that is great defensively. Shatty and him would pretty much be a wash except right now Shatty is a lot closer to hitting his potential. Heck in the right offensive system I wouldn't be shocked if Shatty hit 60 points.

1993 draft Brendan Witt
1994 draft Jeff Friesen
1995 draft Jarome Iginla
1996 draft Dan Focht
1997 draft Jason Ward (Right Wing)
1998 draft Jeff Heerema (Right Wing)
1999 draft Oleg Saprykin (C)
2000 draft Pavel Vorobiev (Right Wing)
2001 draft Fredrik Sjostrom (Right Wing)
2002 draft Keith Ballard (defence)
2003 draft Jeff Carter (Centre)
2004 draft Lauri Tukonen (Right Wing)
2005 draft Anze Kopitar (Centre)
2006 draft Jonathan Bernier (Goaltender)
2007 draft Brandon Sutter (C/RW)
2008 draft Kyle Beach (left wing)
2009 draft Ryan Ellis
2010 draft Jack Campbell (goaltender)
2011 draft Duncan Siemens (D)
2012 draft Filip Forsberg (RW)

That's the 11th pick the last 20 years of those players I would say Iginla, Carter and Kopitar are better then Shattenkirk. Of course the more recent picks may change that.

Also it should be noted that the Blues are in compete now mode not future mode so proven will always have a little more value to us.

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