23 Re: Mock Drafts on Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:17 am
More to come...
HA HA! I see those glasses are back on...
Ha, I guess, but I think the teams in front will take skill over grit.
No chance Landeskog goes after Couturier, none.
While I'm not saying I disagree, it would be fun to collect all of these types of statements and look them over a week from now.
I'd certainly have a bit of a problem if we were picking where both were available. Couturier is a center and is 6'3". He matched his 96 point total this year, playing fewer games because of mono. He's 17 so he could actually grow another inch or two; Landeskog is 19, so 6'0" is the ceiling for him. Because Couturier still has to grow into his frame (which will take at least 2 years, probably closer to 5) and Landeskog is pretty much there now, it's impossible to compare the two fairly.
If I needed a player to step into the lineup and produce right away, no question, you take Landeskog. But that's not the need of this team. I'm in the minority even here, thinking that we will make the playoffs in 2011/12. We have a #1 center and a couple 3rd line centers, but we certainly don't have anyone who is a proven 2nd line center, and certainly no-one to replace Spezza in 5-6 years (or sooner, depending on his back).
Good think Lando will be gone by the time we pick
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