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03-12-2014, 10:04 PM
Pablo Aimar
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Originally Posted by CupofOil View Post

Also, why does he have to be the next Pouliot? He could also be the next Kopitar or Thornton and Bennett could be the next Brule.
I would also take Bennett over Draisaitl but I don't understand why he's being dismissed as a bum by some of you.

He's a big, very skilled center who needs to work on his skating and defensive game. This isn't unusual for highly regarded big kids.
Not dismissing him at all, I just haven't heard a guy who is 6'1 be called a big centre before, although the weight is obviously meaningful. I do object to the idea (not necessarily stated explicitly by anyone) that they have to take this guy because "we have enough small forwards". That the same reasoning they gave for passing on Parise. If they take Draisaitl because they simply think he is the best prospect, then fine.

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