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Old 03-08-2013, 08:07 PM
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Eww he played for the Junior Panthers. Pass.

Just kidding.
It would be pretty cool to grab him in the mid/late rounds if he's there. But going through the Panther system pretty sure they'll wanna grab him too.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:40 PM
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Guys to keep an eye on:

LW Valeri Nichushkin, Chelyabinsk (RUS): I don't know if the Lightning are really going into this draft thinking forward, but if they pick in the top-5 and Seth Jones is off the board, I think this might be their guy. Gives the Lightning both size (which they really need) and skill. I could see him being the last piece on a very strong and productive line with Kucherov and Namestnikov.

D Ryan Pulock, Brandon (WHL): Extremely competent two-way blueliner with the very coveted big righty shot. Might be the best fit for what the Lightning need on the board outside of Jones. Looks poised as hell on the PP, and with that big righty shot the Lightning could go back to the old Oates era PP alignment with Stamkos in the LW circle.

D Rasmus Ristolainen, TPS (FIN): Big, mobile righty shot defenseman. At a minimum, he's a good stay-at-homer, but he has some offensive upside. Physically mature, has been playing against men, and considered close to NHL-ready.

D Nikita Zadorov, London (OHL): Triple word score here for playing in London, which the Lightning took Namestnikov from, coming out of the CSKA MHL team where Gusev and Kucherov came out of, and for being Russian. Big, mobile shut down defenseman.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:42 PM
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One other thing: this looks like a damned deep draft to me. The Lightning will get a player with their 2nd rounder, and if they can pick up more top-60 picks as sellers at the deadline, they might be able to pick up quite a lot of nice pieces.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:23 PM
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live pulock, don't think he will be picked very high. and I think we will draft very high again
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:42 PM
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We could be drafting at #3at this point, who could we pick at that spot? I have seen some stuff about alexasander barkov .... Any thoughts/ comments?
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:56 PM
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We could be drafting at #3at this point, who could we pick at that spot? I have seen some stuff about alexasander barkov .... Any thoughts/ comments?
At #3 you're guaranteed one of Jones, Drouin, or MacKinnon
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At #3 you're guaranteed one of Jones, Drouin, or MacKinnon
This. #4 would be an interesting question though, you're in the 2nd tier then.
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Like the year of Spezachuk, when we drafted #3? The only person who thought there were 3 studs in that draft was Dudley.
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:51 PM
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There's quality past 3. Nichushkin really could be a stud playing alongside what we already have.
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There's quality past 3. Nichushkin really could be a stud playing alongside what we already have.
Is there anyone who has had a season ending injury that we can reach on?
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