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ESPN NHL Mock Draft-- Interesting Avs' pick

Well, this is interesting. It's the latest 2010 NHL Mock Draft. The entire link (below) is behind a pay-wall (fellow ESPN insiders- go for it), so I lifted the pertinent information. Here is what they had for the Avs.

http://insider.espn.go.com/blog?name=nhl_draft&id=5043653

No. 19 - Colorado Avalanche

D- Jared Tinordi, USNTDP

"The Avalanche reloaded up front with Matt Duchene and Ryan O'Reilly, so they can look at the blue line. At almost 6-6, Tinordi is bigger than his father, Mark, a former NHL D-man, but his father was much tougher. Some scouts want to see more of the father's game out of Jared at the Under-18's. USNTDP goalie Jack Campbell might be an intriguing option."

 

A little T.E.A analysis here: Yet another example of surface-deep hockey analysis from ESPN here, as almost anybody who knows a damned thing about hockey and particularly the Avalanche knows that we have a glut of talented, puck-moving defensemen in the system. I don't know about you, but seeing another "soft" blueliner drafted would be annoying. If we bring in a defensemen, it better damn well be a guy like McIlrath with some serious sandpaper.

Damn ESPN hockey "coverage." Thank the heavens for Dater, Jori and MHH.

Anyway, I am certainly in favor of going with a forward, but I thought this would be an interesting addition to our burgeoning discussion on the upcoming draft.

Thoughts?

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