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#1 CarolinaPanthers8789

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:59 PM

As the Hurricanes season faltered away, I began looking toward the 2013 NHL Draft and all I have to say is, WOW!!! This was a perfect year to tank as there could possibly be up to five elite (and I mean elite) skill level players in this draft.

The Carolina Hurricanes would be currently picking fourth if the current standings held...

1. Colorado Avalanche: 31 points
2. Florida Panthers: 32 points
3. Calgary Flames: 32 points
4. Carolina Hurricanes: 34 points

The Canes have a chance to get the number one pick, but realistically; they will be looking at a pick ranging from two to four. With that said, here are four prospects to keep an eye on.

Defenseman: Seth Jones (consensus number one pick) (NHL Comparison: Alex Pietrangelo)



Center: Nathan MacKinnon (consensus number two pick) (NHL Comparison: John Tavares)



Left Wing: Jonathan Drouin (NHL Comparison: Patrick Kane)



Center: Aleksander Barkov (NHL Comparison: Anze Kopitar)



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:09 AM

Let's just not win another game and get Seth Jones.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:09 AM

This gives me some hope, Panthers just got done tanking for picks... now the hurricanes and bobcats are doing it... so tired of the losing.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:20 AM

After doing some extensive research, I came up with player comparison's with help from a few scouting websites.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 08:04 PM

MacKinnon or Jones yes please.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:50 PM

The standings held to form as both Carolina and Florida lost. I will update the standings as necessary.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:00 PM

You know its a lottery right? Standings play a huge part but it doesnt mean we'd pick 4th.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:10 PM

You know its a lottery right? Standings play a huge part but it doesnt mean we'd pick 4th.


Yeah, but much like the NBA Draft the draft usually stays close to the actual standings. If we're going to tank, I want to tank all the way to the top two.

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Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:39 PM

Updated Standings

1. Colorado Avalanche - 32 points
2. Florida Panthers - 32 points
3. Carolina Hurricanes - 34 points
4. Calgary Flames - 34 points

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 03:06 PM

Let's go, need to get that number 1 pick and get Jones.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 08:40 PM

Updated Standings...

1. Florida Panthers - 32 points
2. Colorado Avalanche - 34 points
3. Calgary Flames - 36 points
4. Carolina Hurricanes -36 points

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 02:18 AM

Any other top defenseman? 3 of them are forwards and we NEED defense so bad...

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 08:15 AM

^ Not worth a top five pick.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:05 AM

^ Not worth a top five pick.


Nurse and Pulock could both be very good, but not for a few years most likely.

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Posted 17 April 2013 - 11:33 AM

Murphy will be ready next year, so they could sign a guy like Streit as a two year stop gap and roll with...

Gleason - Faulk
Streit - Pitkanen
Harrison - Murphy
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