Milan Kraft was the 23rd pick in the 98 draft, Saprykin went number 11 in 99 so they're only a year apart in age. Kraft has been coming into his own over the past month or so, and Saprykin's picked up his play lately too..If you had the choice of one of these players, takinf into account both present and future value, who would you take?
Kraft has finally come into his own zone, and he's playing very well. If you would've asked this earlier in the season, I may have went with Saprykin, but Kraft has played well and I'm sure it has to do with him finally getting good linemates and some ice time.
Before this season, I'd probably have said Saprykin, but now I'd have to go with Kraft.....he's been very good this year (with the exception of early on), and could have had a very strong season if he had a full season and was given more chances (frequently scratched for no good reason).