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08-13-2013, 09:44 AM
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Well, it's entirely hypothetical, but I'd tend to agree that we wouldn't have acquired Perron if we'd drafted Nichushkin. I think MacT viewed Paajarvi as a 3rd line player (which time will tell if he's right or wrong) and an open spot on the 2nd line - Nichushkin would likely have been expected to take that spot either this season or next.

It's a tough question - I don't know right now if I'd rather have Nichushkin+Paajarvi or Perron+Nurse. Personally I'd lean towards the latter, as defensively responsible wingers are easier to find than potential #1 d-men, and I view Nichushkin's potential vs. Perron's skill now as a wash or favouring Perron for at least 2 years.

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