Speculation: best available center at #6 nhl draft

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Who do you think we should draft if available among centers

  1. Dach

    21.8%
  2. Cozens

    7.3%
  3. Turcotte

    55.5%
  4. Krebs

    9.1%
  5. Zegras

    6.4%
  1. SantosHalper

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    Zadina-Larkin-Bertuzzi
    Mantha-Dach-Rasmussen
    Hirose-Veleno-Athanasiou or Svechnikov

    "We need to get bigger and harder to play against", i think that goal is achieved with this line up.

    We would have another version of Pasternak-Bergeron-Marchand-line and basically legion of doom 2.0 in our top-6. And not to mention fastest line in the NHL, as our third line. Unless we trade AA+Bowey+prospect package for Trouba. Then 3rd line would be Hirose-Veleno-Svechnikov, but thats not bad either

    Size, skill, speed and gritty line up, i like it alot. Hardest working team in the NHL, absolutely pain in the ass to play against.
     
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    Darkseider Almost as good as a Marvel reference

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    Mantha-Dach-Rasmussen would be hilariously bad. An entire line with not one high intensity player.
     
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    I don’t agree. While big players have their place, speed and transition is what wins games now. Look at McKinnon and the first thing that jumps out at you is he speed across the ice end to end....that’s a huge part of his domination.
     
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    I don't know if I can say it for every wings fan , but this order is
    1.Turcotte
    2. Dach
    3. Krebs
    4. Cozens.
     
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    Realgud Generational locker room presence

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    Bold prediction: The Wings draft Boldy at 6 and try to convert him to center after 1-2 years in the NHL.
     
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    My support for Krebs is well documented on this board and pre-dates the U18 mania. I agree though that from a stylistic perspective, he and Turcotte are cut from the same cloth in a lot of ways and are good draft-day alternatives to one another if their style fits your preference. Turcotte is far more creative with the puck than Larkin was at the same age. In transition he and Larkin show some similar problem solving tendencies. Inside the offensive zone, however, they don't have too, too much in common. North-south comes off as a bit too cliche for my liking. I would also agree that Krebs probably defers to distributing the puck a hair more than Turcotte. At this stage, however, Turcotte's athleticism and strength make him a bit more effective player both with and without the puck. Again, we are talking about very, very small differences at the end of the day. I am very partial to strong-skating, competitive high-motor players. When the going get tough, and the rink gets small, they consistently outperform expectations. This year is tricky though because I can also see the case for Dach and Zegras and the dimension that they would bring to the organization.
     
  7. Dotter

    Dotter life feels like a test I didn’t study for

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    And that's a very good point. Stevie Y and heads will need to decide the direction they want this team to go. Do they want high motor revving 60 minutes, or do they want to add size and someone who can slow the game down that likes to pace the game like Datsyuk did?

    I'm leaning towards adding the Getzlaf type guy since we already have Larkin. But it will be interesting to see what way SFY goes. Unless they opt for Byram who I think will be available at 6.
     
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    I wouldn't mind to get Boldly,
     
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    Would love either Dach or Turcotte if both Cozens and Byram are off the board at #6.
     
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    This order could change if you're married to the idea of each player playing center, but for me:

    Zegras

    Turcotte

    Cozens

    Krebs

    Dach

    Although it's pretty damn close, and there are arguments to be made for each guy. If you bring in other positions, I think I'd have Byram first, Boldy around Cozens and Dach, and Caufield just behind. That'd round out my top 10, behind Hughes and Kakko.
     

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