It was between Murray and Galy for me, tough call. The 'effort' issue with Grigs doesn't suit this team with all the complaining with Getzlaf already on board. I went with Galy as a top notch center is harder to find imo.
Personally I say Gally. Only watched one game of the Sarnia Saginaw series and I've watched three Quebec games. The difference in the drive and effort of both players is apparent. Not to say Grigorenko doesn't care/try, Galchenyuk fights more though. He played that game with more intensity than anyone on the ice. It was one game, but I'm higher on alex for sure.
Work ethic and compete level questions are the kiss of death for me. It's why I didn't like the Holland pick. And why I like Perry better than Getzlaf.
Yet despite that I think they're overblown with Grigorenko. Let me put it this way. Typically if there are question marks like that the various scouting reports will either say it's bad or say nothing. But in Grigorenko's case I seem to see conflicting reports, with some saying it's bad and some saying it's good. That makes me think it's not that true. Maybe it's not a strength, but I don't think it's a negative.
I'm OK with Dumba. I'm naturally a little wary of the flashy guys. Big shot, big hits. Sometimes that gets overrated.
Dumba is not a do-not-draft. I'm not sure I really have a do-not-draft this year. Which is a little unusual. The closest is Galchenyuk. Who I actually like, but I worry about the lost year of development. I just wouldn't take him say at 2 before Grigorenko. At 6th I'd be happy as a pig in ****.
Realistically I can only imagine Forsberg or Dumba being there at 6. I'd be cool with both of them.
It's my opinion that any one of these 6 should be one of the guys we pick
Yakupov, Grigorenko, Galchenyuk, Murray, Forsberg, Dumba.
Trouba and Reinhart.
Anyway I'll post the new poll in a few. Remember, when you vote you aren't voting on who should go first, second, or third overall. A draft board is a list of players in order of importance and value to an NHL team.