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Who Would You Take With Our 1st This Year?

View Poll Results: Wo Do We Take?
SETH JONES 7 8.75%
VALERY NICHUSHKIN 1 1.25%
NATHAN MACKINNON 40 50.00%
JONATHAN DROUIN 9 11.25%
DARNELL NURSE 0 0%
SASHA BARKOV 19 23.75%
NIKITA ZADOROV 0 0%
ELIAS LINDHOLM 1 1.25%
SEAN MONAHAN 1 1.25%
RASMUS RISTOLAINEN 2 2.50%
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03-23-2013, 04:36 PM
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Who Would You Take With Our 1st This Year?

With the complete embarrassment that is the Flames this year, we're destined to get a pretty good pick at this year's draft, provided Feaster doesn't drop the ball and trade our 1st.

So, your call. Who do you want the Flames to take?

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Seth Jones.

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Barkov at the #4 spot.

If we're lower than that, MacKinnon

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Barkov aka Malkin 2.0. Finally the #1 center this franchise has wanted for 2 decades.

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I want Mckinnon, Drouin or Barkov. It's just me but if we win the lottery, we should trade that for the 2nd overall

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I feel the Flames should take one of MacKinnon/Barkov, giving us that potential legit #1 center we have coveted for years. But man oh man, I'd hate to pass up on Jones if we had the opportunity to get him.

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Went with MacKinnon but any of the top centres in this draft would be acceptable. But if MacKinnon and Barkov are gone, then Jones would be a good pick too.

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I voted for Barkov as I think he's the player we got the best shot at. If we happen to win the lottery however I would take MacKinnon. I think anyone who passes on him with the 1st pick will regret it down the road.

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Went with MacKinnon but any of the top centres in this draft would be acceptable. But if MacKinnon and Barkov are gone, then Jones would be a good pick too.
This is really the same way I feel. If we can get a number 1 center, we jump at it. If not, a franchise defenseman would be a solid consolation prize.

I take MacKinnon.

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Went with MacKinnon but any of the top centres in this draft would be acceptable. But if MacKinnon and Barkov are gone, then Jones would be a good pick too.
My thoughts exactly. Voted MacK.

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What's wrong with Valeri Nichushkin, last time I checked he was rated above Mackinnon,

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What's wrong with Valeri Nichushkin, last time I checked he was rated above Mackinnon,
For starters he's on contract for 2 more years in the KHL so teams will have to wait atleast until he's 20 and even then there's always the uncertainty factor with russians.

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Mac, Barkov in that order.

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Went with MacKinnon but any of the top centres in this draft would be acceptable. But if MacKinnon and Barkov are gone, then Jones would be a good pick too.
I wouldn't pick Mackinnon over Barkov, Drouin has a lot to do with how Mackinnon has done.

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Depends on where we pick and who has already been chosen but my list:

Barkov
MacKinnon
Jones
Monahan
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I wouldn't pick Mackinnon over Barkov, Drouin has a lot to do with how Mackinnon has done.
Either or, really. Only issue with Barkov is that he's not ready to step into the NHL right away. And apparently there's the issue of mandatory military service Barkov has yet to complete.

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Either or, really. Only issue with Barkov is that he's not ready to step into the NHL right away. And apparently there's the issue of mandatory military service Barkov has yet to complete.
I would rather wait a year or two for the player that I feel will be the best in the draft than settle for a good player just because he is closer to nhl ready doesn't mean better. In fact I think next year will also be a ****** season so I am fine with letting barkov take next year for his service and get another good player next year such as Nick Ritchie.

Then in 2014-2015 we bring in Barkov, Ritchie to join Sven.

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I wouldn't pick Mackinnon over Barkov, Drouin has a lot to do with how Mackinnon has done.
Mac was tearing up the Q at 16 without Drouin. They both benefit from playing on the same line, but they both are good enough to have success apart.

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Stop winnin for Nate Mackinnon or Deth for Seth.

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Mac was tearing up the Q at 16 without Drouin. They both benefit from playing on the same line, but they both are good enough to have success apart.
Not saying he isn't good I am saying he isn't as good as Barkov. Barkov is dominating a mens league as an 17 year old.

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If we have the 1st overall pick come draft day, we select Seth Jones. Captain, leader, physical, legit #1 D. He's the kind of player you win a championship with.

#2 is Nathan MacKinnon.

If the Flames are after the #1 C, and have the 1st overall pick, they should evaluate the team at #2 and try and work a deal.

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Not saying he isn't good I am saying he isn't as good as Barkov. Barkov is dominating a mens league as an 18 year old.
I think he is 17? Or at least has been 17 most of the season.

I'm not convinced he is better. Yes he is bigger, and playing in a mens league, but Mac is the most explosive skater with high end speed. I believe both will develop into really solid players, but I'll give the edge to Mac.

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I think he is 17? Or at least has been 17 most of the season.

I'm not convinced he is better. Yes he is bigger, and playing in a mens league, but Mac is the most explosive skater with high end speed. I believe both will develop into really solid players, but I'll give the edge to Mac.
He is 17, I mistyped.

I agree Mackinnon is faster but Barkov is far more complete player imo. Both will be good and I would never complain about getting either I just think Barkov is a better more complete player and I also think he will fit better with Sven.

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I wouldn't pick Mackinnon over Barkov, Drouin has a lot to do with how Mackinnon has done.
Sorry i completely disagree with this. If Feaster actually went up their and said Barkov's name over Mackinnon I would be furious.

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He is 17, I mistyped.

I agree Mackinnon is faster but Barkov is far more complete player imo. Both will be good and I would never complain about getting either I just think Barkov is a better more complete player and I also think he will fit better with Sven.
I would say due to the skating Mac is the better fit. I have read a lot of reports saying Barkov's skating is quite mediocre.

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