Who will the Avs actually take at #2?

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  1. StayPuft39

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    Don't **** up Pracey. We all want Larsson (as per the draft thread).
     
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    Speak for yourself.
     
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    I'm liking Landeskog. Think he is the safest non bust player available. And a guy you win with in the playoffs. I'd rather a morrow than hamrlik come playoff time and that's the low side comparisons I've heard of the 2 swedes.
     
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    My guess: Larsson.
    My wish: Landeskog.
     
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    Why do you guess Larsson? Pracey loves Landeskog types.
     
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    it's a coin flip between huberdeau and landeskog to me. i voted huberdeau -- more the Avs mold.
     
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    I'm feeling it'll be Landeskog. We seem to like guys who exude character.
     
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    I'll be fine with either Larsson or Landeskog. Don't want anyone else at #2.

    Larsson is still my top choice but I think they'll go with Landeskog.
     
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    I think the organization have struggled to identify and draft solid two-way defenders in the past and when one has very high upside (and pretty high downside) will be there for them, they get him.

    I think Avs are much more comfortable with grabbing a forward at #11 and having faith they get a good player.

    In the end, we don't know. Avs work in mysterious ways.
     
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    And Larsson doesn't? Did you even saw him play.
     
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    Morrow isn't Landeskog's low side, Morrow represents the ceiling for him. Larsson's low side is good 2nd pairing defensman, but his upside is off the charts, for someone so young to be so poised is impressive.
    Someone compered Landeskog to Toews, I belive that Larsson is the player more similar to Toews - skill+ leadership (he isn't as vocal, but he's a leader).
     
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    Stewart trade shows how valuable they believe a defenseman of Johnson's caliber/potential is. If they believe Larsson has similar potential, he's gotta be their guy
     
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    Andrew Ladd or Roman Hamrlik?
     
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    I never said Larsson wasn't a good character nor did I reflect on his character. You jumped to conclusions.

    But the fact Landeskog is the first ever Euro captain (and youngest 17-year old) of Kitchner and he's captained the national Sweden teams says a lot about his on-ice and locker room approach. We seem to like these types of guys a lot.
     
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    I'm sorry if i sounded rude, but Larsson is as much of a leader as Landeskog is, and on the plus side their skill level isn't even close.
     
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    I feel the same.
     
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    Roman Hamrlik, if I have to.
     
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    Will Larsson? If he was already going to be that elite why is there such a dog race between him and RNH? If you get a elite no. 1 dman, you generally don't pass that type of player up unless the forward challenging him is Crosby/Malkin/Ovechkin
     
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    Larsson definitely looks like he'll be an elite player with a low prediction being a team's no.4. The guy is huge, fast, passes the puck like a laser, has a great shot, has HIGH hockey IQ....the only two knacks are a lack of offensive production this season and the fact that he plays in SEL.

    For problem one, he's an 18 year old playing in a man's league and did a great job in a defensive role. For problem two, it shouldn't be a problem.

    For Landeskog, who is already so complete and NHL ready, why isn't he tearing apart the OHL? I like his work ethic and I KNOW he will be a good NHL player. Easily, 60 points a season. But 80-90-100 points? You need some skill for that...skill that usually revolves around playmaking ability. Lando doesn't have that elite playmaking skill. I don't want just another big sniper on this team ala Jones with added grittiness and leadership. I want a ******** star player, and this draft may be **** but Larsson and RNH are much more likely to be stars than Gabriel Landeskog.
     
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    After serious thought to Kyle Hunwick, the Avs select Jonathan Huberdeau.
     
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    Honestly, does anyone really expect the Avs to pick a Swede at #2? Seems somewhat unlikely given their draft history. Wouldn't be surprised at all to see Avs pass over both Larsson and Landeskog to pick a good old Canadian boy like Huberdeau. It'd be disappointing (I personally want Larsson), but hardly surprising.
     
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    I was about to rant about how stupid this guy is............then I saw that it was an OHL top 10. I hope he's right about Landeskog. Nice read.

    Yes. Landeskog is born in Sweden but that's about it. He lives/lived in Canada and played in the OHL. He also plays a North American style and is used to the smaller rinks. We can just call him another Canadian. :nod:

    Don't know about Larsson though...
     

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