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.
I got no idea about carlsson and where he'll end up , i don't know how the euro rankings go , for some reason first few ones usually go right off the bat and the next ones always go later on which is why I got a tendency to pay attention to them and try and find a few gems in there ... It's too bad we didn't take carlsson 7th rounder last year
I also like johansen and day .... Hopefully by trading back once or twice depending on how much we'd fall we'd be able to land 3-4 good picks
Ya I also doubt they'd give up on henrik samuelsson so soon , just saw the point decline and thought it could be a good gamble to take , wouldn't even know what we'd have to give up to land him