Originally Posted by Bags2
I thought I'd start this one up now. Obviously a lot can change from now to June, but who do you think will go number 1 in this years NHL draft right now? If you couldn't tell by my sig and avatar I'll be going with Gabriel Landeskog. I love his combination of skill and grit. To me he seems like he could be like an Ovechkin. Not in the sense that he'll score 60 goals and throw 200 hits each year. I mean he really has the ability to be his own player, that no one can really compare him to.
So, who's your number 1?
I've loved Landeskog ever since I saw him play. I was hoping he would regress this year and drop down to a teens pick so the Sens could pick him up or if the Sens end up doing bad this year, could be the next Alfie, not so much the hitting but the leadership and defensive/offensive duo he has. Maybe even Mike Richards.
I think Sean Couturier will go first overall though, teams can't pass on having a top liner that will put up solid points. Look at this past year where everyone thought Cam Fowler and Brandon Gormley would be going top 5 but then dropped down to 12th and 13th. I think the same will happen with Larsson, not as low as the other 2 did but not first overall. Although he does look like a stud.