wprager wrote:Karlsson isn't dead; when he comes back he'll still shoot right. We have Gryba for a bottom-pairing rightie, and Ceci to play behind Karlsson. It would be a while before all are ready to contribute, but how long would Jones take?
Methot - Karlsson
Cowen - Ceci
Wiercioch - Gryba
Other than Ceci on the 2nd pairing, that's not a bad back-end. We'd need a stop-gap of sorts, but Seth Jones isn't it.
What we *do* need from the draft is a center who can be groomed to replace Spezza on the top line. We have Spezza, Turris, Zibanejad, Da Costa, Smith, O'Brien for now, so we are talking a good 4-5 years down the road.
MacKinnon (if we win the lottery), Lindholm, Monahan?
Seth Jones would be able to play in the NHL today and would be better than every d-man on the team except Karlsson