If Lafreniere was born a month earlier would he challenge Hughes for 2019 1st overall?

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    Although both are 2001's Lafrenieres late birthday makes him a 2020 prospect. Do you think at the rate Lafreniere is going that he could challenge Hughes and others for the 1st ovi?
     
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    Would Lafreniere challenge for 1OA? I think so.

    Do I think he'd be picked 1OA? No.
     
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    He would go 1st overall with Kakko and Hughes competiting for 2nd place
     
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    He might push him but I think Hughes would still go #1. Lafrenierre # 2.
     
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    Not only challenge, he’d be top dog among those who see Hughes as a winger in the NHL, given his relative youth, greater size, and equivalent performance. A team picking first overall might go Hughes if they saw centre potential, though.
     
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    He would be favourite.
     
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    As of now, I think he'd be easily #1. Hughes has been disappointing to say the least.
     
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    From what I have watched I think he would be close to Hughes, from what I have read I think a decent bit of scouts would have him above Hughes. So if he was in this years draft I would think he goes first and Hughes/Kakko battle it out for 2 and 3
     
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    I think he would go #1.
     
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    Absolutely yes.
     
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    Absolutely.
     
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    At peak production levels for both, and assuming their at the same skill level which I think they are..

    Lafreniere goes first 10/10 if he plays center and is bigger... he is bigger than Hughes which is an advantage. And Rimouski is trying to get him to be able to play at center and RW... so...
     
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    Yes.

    If a 6'4,well rounded player is draft eligible and ends up leading their CHL league in points theyare giong to be in consideration for first overall. Especially with how Lafreniere has played internationally
     
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    How is this even a question, it's Lafreniere
     
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    Challenge Hughes sure? I think Hughes would goes first.
     
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    How so? Just because he’s not at 2ppg?
     
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    i think he is better than Hughes. Lafrienere may not be as good of a skater as hughes, but he can shoot a puck and just makes everyone who plays with him better. Plus he's bigger with more size.
     
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    Lafreniere would easily be the top prospect in that scenario.
     
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    He'd challenge, but I think it would still be Hughes.

    Even as an older 2020 guy he may not be able to pull off the pole position with Quinton Byfield hanging around.
     
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    He’d go #1
     
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    I'm inclined to still go with Hughes, but Lafreniere is making his case and my mind can be changed after this year's World Juniors.
     
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    He would go #1, imo.
     
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    Why did the NHL implement that arbitrary cut-off date, anyways?

    Is it so hard just to make the cutoff be a calendar year? :help:
     
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    No player in the NHL under the age of 18 for legal reasons.
     
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    If it was calendar year you'd have 17 year olds in the NHL and they didn't want that so you have to be 18 by the time training opens which is usually around Sept 14.
     
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