He called you out on your absolutes earlier, as did NBTW.
I wouldnt say we are "set" in goalies? We have a LOT of NHL calibre young dmen. I would like a center, but were we to get one at #11, a top goalie at #30 would be a nice compliment. I liked the Russian goalie a lot from what we've seen, and we could use the top end talent there.
While I like Neuvirth, Holtby, and Grabauer, we are hardly set at G. Oh, I forgot Sabourin. I take it back, we are gold.
Green, Carlson, Alzner, Schultz, Orlov. All 27 and under, most 25 and under. Even in 5 years, will we need another dman prospect turning 22 to 23... or a goalie if something goes wrong w Neuvirth/Holtby?
I don't think that's to bad of value really obviously I'd prefer to get more of an impact at 11, but getting a 2/3 center isn't the end of the world to me like it seems to be to others around here
I think there is a massive misconception amongst people here that Top 15 pick = 80+ point potential or Top pairing Dman.
But let's be reality, any time you can get a 50-60 point player...you take it. I mean for ****s sake, 55 points puts you at 2nd on the team in scoring this season. People are seriously saying they wouldn't want a player capable of being the second leading scorer on the team(who also plays the game mean and isn't afraid to hit people)? Stupid.
I like Laughton as a second rounder but he's probably more of an early-to-mid one similar to teammate Jenner. I'd still lean toward opting for Colorado's 2013 second. That's an easier asset to move next season, likely a more highly regarded asset in comparison and if they wanted to keep it then there's a good chance next year's draft will be deeper. I know that's often said but early on it does seem to be the case up front in particular.
Collberg with 1+3 in an 8-1 win over Germany. Very interesting that he pretty consistently outproduces Forsberg in international play.
I wonderer if Ross & Co. might reach a little with the second 1st rounder for someone that could be slotted later in the 1st..well not that I think about they seem to go BPA not withstanding that 2005 snake draft.