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11-13-2013, 12:15 PM
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There's one star player in the draft:

Aaron Ekblad
admittedly, I don't have any knowledge about the 2014 crop.

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Aaron Ekblad could be 6'5 and around 220-240 pounds when he is fully mature.



So crazy.


Imagine having a defenseman like that on the backend for the next decade.
hmmm. well, if you are prepared to go that way, and make the core of this team Nurse, Klefbom and Eckblad that would probably work eventually, but you are looking at at least 5 more years of futility. you would be supplimenting the said core with whatever you trade Hall/Ebs/RNH for, because they will be near the end of their 7 year contracts when the team finally competes for a playoff spot. And how many fans will final give up after over a decade without playoffs. the present is now more important than the future. I can't take it anymore. i watched Housewives of NJ last night instead of hockey!?!?!?!?! I'm to the point of hating hockey.

I've soured on these high picks. We have too many as it is. We should have traded the Yak pick, AFAIC.

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