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02-22-2014, 03:16 PM
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I'm guessing we pick 5th. I think Ekblad, Reinhart and Bennett are locks for 1, 2, and 3, with the field seeming a lot more wide open for the next few picks. Has anyone been watching Draisaitl this season? His visions is what scouts seem to love most about him, much like RNH, but with better size. Can anyone with more 1st hand knowledge chime in on the comparison?
Also, is anyone watching the Rebels this year? What does Haydn Fleury look like?
I have only seen Draisaitl play a few times and he has excellent vision and is just a great playmaker. One thing I seemed to notice is that his skating in general is below average in my opinion. He uses his size well to protect the puck. He reminds a lot of Joe Thornton a big playmaker who is not overly physical but can use his size very efficiently. That is only from a very small sample size of what I have seen.
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