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SlickWilly

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Forum: Armchair-GMMay 14 at 8:56 p.m.
Thread: RUS of MTL
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>SlickWilly</b></div><div>That's fair. I don't think Barron is that guy. My initial point is also based on the post assuming the Hawks take Levshunov with the Habs having Demidov.</div></div>

Oh ok. Gotcha. I really hope CHI doesn't take Levshunov. <a href="https://youtu.be/iGNKAF8U4Zk?feature=shared" 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.
Forum: Mock-DraftMay 10 at 11:57 a.m.