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krsmith17

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In Topic: The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

28 May 2016 - 08:26 PM

The only way I want to move down in the draft this year is if all the guys we're eying in the mid round have already been taken, or if there's still a couple left and a team like Philadelphia calls us asking to trade our 16th for their 18th and 48th or 52nd...

In Topic: The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

28 May 2016 - 03:09 PM

I'm as high on Athanasiou as anyone, but I still wouldn't say he's a lock to become the top 6 center we hope he will be. And while Svechnikov has played some center with Cape Breton, he has predominantly played wing just about everywhere else, including Red Wings training camp. I'd like to see what he can do as a 2nd or 3rd line center in Grand Rapids next season though.

I'm usually open to the idea of trading back to get an extra pick, but if any of the big names drop to 16 (Bean, McLeod, Jones), I hope we take one of them.

I don't know a whole lot about Carlsson, but isn't he expected to go beyond the 3rd round? I'm still hoping we can get one of Johansen or Day with our 2nd rounder.

The only bit of hockey I've seen of Henrik Samuelsson is a couple years ago in the Memorial Cup against Mantha and Bertuzzi. He was a beast. Samuelsson and Lazar were by far the Oil Kings two best players. He did have a rough season last year, but I highly doubt Arizona are looking to move him, and I'm pretty sure he's been moved to the wing as well.

In Topic: Fixing this mess....

27 May 2016 - 06:59 PM

No, Gudbranson HAD high potential but I don't think he will ever be anything close to a top pair defenseman. Florida won that trade in my opinion.

In Topic: Tomas Nosek signs a 2 year extension

27 May 2016 - 03:48 PM

Good signing, but I don't see him making the Wings next season. Maybe the following season if he continues to progress...

In Topic: The Holiday tradition: 2016 Draft thoughts.....

27 May 2016 - 02:05 PM

Not at all, I'm not sure where you got that. Are you thinking of Max Jones? He's the only guy projected to go in the mid first that I would somewhat compare to a Bertuzzi type player...

McLeod has a ton of speed and skill. His game reminds me a lot of Dylan Strome, who went 3rd overall to Arizona last year. He hasn't put up close to the same numbers offensively but I think he will be a legit number 2 center.

As much as I love Athanasiou, I don't think he's an absolute lock to be a legit top 6 center. Maybe he ends up being a top 6 winger or 3rd line center. Of course McLeod isn't a lock either, but having two high end center prospects capable of filling the number 2 center position of the future, is certainly better than one.

I really like what I see in McLeod and I would love for him to drop to us, but I would be just as happy if we were able to land a guy like Bean.