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Forum: Armchair-GMTue. at 9:15 p.m.
Thread: RUS of MTL
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Garak</b></div><div>Oh ok. Gotcha. I really hope CHI doesn't take Levshunov. <a href="" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">THIS</a> pretty accurately explains why I don't want to use a 2nd overall on him. There will be guys later in this draft, in future drafts, free agency, and available through trade, if and when we need to target a big RD.

IMO, there is a gap between Celebrini and Demidov, and then a BIG drop off after that without much change in the caliber of player you are getting through most of the 1st round. In most drafts, you can get guys like Levshunov anywhere from 10th overall through the early 2nd round.

Even if he is guaranteed to become a superstar, it is not imperative that our 1RD is a superstar. CHI's superstar dman could easily already be in our system and could be a lefty. In which case, we just need solid RD's who can eat minutes. There are a lot of RD's with that kind of potential in the late 1st round through the 2nd round this year. I actually like Emery and Brunicke more than I like Levshunov. I also like Buium more than I like Levshunov, even if he is a left shot.

I think he is a good and intriguing young RD, but he is also overrated because of his size and handedness, and probably doesn't belong in the top 10 of the average NHL draft.</div></div>

Yeah I mean I just think it comes down to at 2 OA you have to go BPA regardless of position, and I think that's demidov. There are some intriguing defensive prospects to be had at 20 and 34, if Davidson pleases. Rinzel's development has been nice. Like you said, plenty of teams win the cup without a superstar defenseman. The Avalanche are pretty much an outlier. I'd call guys like Hedman and Petro stars, but not superstars.
Forum: Armchair-GMMay 12 at 3:52 p.m.
Forum: Armchair-GMMay 12 at 2:21 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Hawksguy81</b></div><div>Gonna disagree as well. Dach is a big body who likes to mix it up along the boards and go to the front of the net. Hawks are woefully short of that organizationally. Turcotte is approaching reclamation project status. Hawks have multiple players now with his same skill set who have just as much upside. Don't see this as a W for the Hawks in any way.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CoachQ</b></div><div>Respectively disagree. Turcotte hasn't come near his upside yet, either in Ontario or LA. He's going to need to be a top six player, and he hasn't shown the ability to do that in the NHL yet (I understand he's behind Kopitar, Danault and Dubois). I know that Dach has had injury concerns, but he's slated to be a middle six forward who's willing to go to the front of the net, which the Hawks need more than another speedy center.</div></div>

I'll never understand the Dach glazing. We quite literally have 2 guys on the team right now who have the same profile as Dach in Slaggert and Entwistle and like 3 more sitting in Rockford.

I saw someone say it with regards to the Leafs with their situation and I whole heartedly agree. You don't need star players AND guys who can play with grit, you need star players who play with grit. Turcotte, while he probably doesn't turn into a superstar at this point, still has the chance to be a top 6 guy with the sandpaper you need on a playoff run. Dach will never be a top 6 guy.
Forum: Armchair-GMMay 10 at 11:37 a.m.