Daniel Posted May 24, 2013 Share Posted May 24, 2013 I don't know where you get the idea that Barkov/Drouin are the 2nd coming. They wouldn't necessaraiy have been taken over Larsson I don't know where you're getting that. Larsson's draft was deep at the top w/ RNH before he got hurt, Landeskog and Huberdeau who was probably rated lower than Larsson who was probably equal w/ Landeskog. You know Larsson can play already, one of these guys could bust, you never know. Trading Larsson for any of them would be absolutely stupid. It may help more next year, but Larsson matters for the next 10 MacKinnon was actually thought of as the second coming not too long ago, although he appears to have slipped a little in some people's eyes. Barkov is outstanding. Playing against men he's nearly a point a game, and has better numbers than the first player from the Finnish league taken last year. Scouts, including Conte evidently, absolutely rave about him. (J MacIssac called him a bigger version of Datsyuk). For Drouin, I'm honestly just using transative logic in that he's ranked either ahead of or around Barkov and MacKinnon. Admittedly though, I'm not a scout. 2011 draft looks like it'll turn out to be an okay draft. RNH is pretty average for a number 1 pick. I like Landeskog a lot, and Huberdeau looks like he'll be a big time goal scorer. Hamilton has the look of a star, and Courturier will be a good to very good player. It's not the 1996 draft, but it's not the 2003 draft either. You're right though, all trades for draft picks are gambles. But a deal for two top ten picks in what is supposed to be a great draft could be a gamble worth taking. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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