Originally Posted by Clockwork Orange
I think we've found your guy, Erik Johnson.
The kid is just 17 years old, but he's already 6'4, 225 and looks like a sure bet to be a top 5 pick (possibly as high as 2nd overall) in this years draft.
Yeah, ive read a little about the guy. There's a debate at HF about whether he is better than Jack Johnson. Im kinda torn about where the club should go in Round 1. Weve got a great young stay at home defenseman in Noah Welch who is in his first year at Wilkes Barre after a great career at Harvard. Other than that, our stud young defensemen are offensive minded (Whitney, Letang and Goligoski), although I'll give Josh props for sticking with his boy, Brooks Orpik, he finally looked like he was turning a corner the last two weeks before he broke his foot. So weve got a need there, but the team also needs a big time winger. Two great centers in Crosby and Malkin, a gritty hard working 3rd line center in Talbot, some decent wingers in Armstrong and Surovy but no real studs on the wing. Im leaning towards Erik Johnson but some of those versatile forwards like Frolik and Toews to put on the wing sounds nice too.
Hopefully Ovechkin can lead Herc's Caps to halfway decent record from here on out so we can have a better shot at the 2nd pick.