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    Looking ahead to my summer draft and trying to decide where to rank Batherson against this year's crop. Where would you select him? Thanks!
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    Depending on if you need a defenseman or if dmen are valuable in your league..
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    Is he the only guy from last years draft who's still available or are you just focusing on Batherson for a particular reason?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Axeman33 View Post
    Is he the only guy from last years draft who's still available or are you just focusing on Batherson for a particular reason?
    Everyone from the first three rounds of last year's draft is pretty much gone, I saw that Batherson did well at the WJC but not sure how much his value has increased

    Also, defensemen are about as valuable as forwards to address the first question
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    If you look at Dobber's prospect list, he has Batherson at 45. By comparison, Filip Chytil is 42 and Nick Suzuki is 46. So I think it's safe to say that Batherson has substantially moved up the charts.

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    I have a hard time seeing Batherson inside the top 15 of this years draft if he were available for a re-draft.
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    If Dmen are as valuable as forwards then I dont see Batherson in the top 10 picks compared to this year. A lot of promising looking Dmen in this years draft class but I dont think Batherson would be too far outside the top 10 for me. He's in the 10-15 range for sure in my eyes.


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    For fantasy I would take Dahlin Svechnikov Zadina Wahlstrom Hughes Kotkaneimi over him. Not sure about anyone else. I wouldn?t take other d men over him. Drake has a lot of upside

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    Quote Originally Posted by reggiebarnes View Post
    For fantasy I would take Dahlin Svechnikov Zadina Wahlstrom Hughes Kotkaneimi over him. Not sure about anyone else. I wouldn?t take other d men over him. Drake has a lot of upside
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    Forgot to add Tkachuk too


    Quote Originally Posted by lucafen4 View Post
    How would you compare his upside to that of Chlapik?
    I like him better than Chlapik. Chlapik I view as a Krejci lite. Third line centre with some skill, not the greatest skater. Drake consistently remind me of pre injuries Bobby Ryan the way he skates and handles the puck. Love his development and ?it factor? this season. He could play next year.

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    Batherson wouldn't crack my Top 20 but he's worth consideration after that. Much closer to the NHL than the youngsters who are first-time draft-eligible now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jouko-Pouko View Post
    Batherson wouldn't crack my Top 20 but he's worth consideration after that. Much closer to the NHL than the youngsters who are first-time draft-eligible now.
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