Joined: Apr 2017
It's going to be Podkozlin, Turcotte or Cozens. Podkozlin has a higher ceiling and potential then anyone in the draft other then Hughes and about par with Kappo. Kappo is more NHL ready and less risky but Podkozlin is close to NHL ready but signed for 2 years to SKA in the KHL. Today Kappo is a better player but the ceilings aren't far off from one another. Podkozlin is going to be one hell of a player in a few years.
Turcotte is the more dynamic player to Cozens IMO. That said, Cozens is going to be NHL ready much faster and a much bigger Center which the Hawks need. Cozens is being compared with Getzlaf. Cozens is a fast version of Strome and should be better then Strome in a few years. Strome's largest problems is he is slow, not great at faceoffs and his shot is just okay; Cozens solves all of Strome's shortcomings. Not to knock Strome, he has a very high hockey IQ, passes well and is not afraid of being in the dirty areas.