You're slotting Larkin and Veleno too high. Now if your only goal is to make the playoffs then that would work. That's unlikely to work on a Stanley Cup contender. Particularly with how pedestrian we are on defense. Better to draft a 1C this year. We are likely picking in the top 3 at a bare minimum and there is no D-man who warrants being drafted in that spot. You need to draft a guy you truly believe will be a 1C.