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    Just wanted to get some thoughts on drafting Byram while already owning Makar. I got the 6th pick in my leagues draft and Dmen donít produce as much as forwards in our league setup. League heavily favors offense and only about 8-10 Dmen finish in the top 100 skaters. Is Byrams offense simply too good to pass on? Especially while also owning Makar, or should I look for a forward like Caufield or Zegras at this spot instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNYUPS View Post
    Just wanted to get some thoughts on drafting Byram while already owning Makar. I got the 6th pick in my leagues draft and Dmen don’t produce as much as forwards in our league setup. League heavily favors offense and only about 8-10 Dmen finish in the top 100 skaters. Is Byrams offense simply too good to pass on? Especially while also owning Makar, or should I look for a forward like Caufield or Zegras at this spot instead?
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    Which do you think is more likely to happen:

    Bowen Byram becomes a top 10 dmen in the league or (Caufield/Zegras/etc) become a top 90 forward?

    I think option one is more like than option two so I would draft Byram if he's still available at 6. I would be taking him at 3 if I was drafting that high.

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    I don't see either of them playing in the NHL this upcoming season, so this comes down to long-term upside for the most part. I think Byram will be held back a bit because he's stuck behind Makar and likely only getting 2nd PP unit time. Caufield could become the best offensive player in Montreal, so I would go with him - especially if there's any kind of bonus for goals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jouko-Pouko View Post
    I don't see either of them playing in the NHL this upcoming season, so this comes down to long-term upside for the most part. I think Byram will be held back a bit because he's stuck behind Makar and likely only getting 2nd PP unit time. Caufield could become the best offensive player in Montreal, so I would go with him - especially if there's any kind of bonus for goals.
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    I'd choose Caufield.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucafen4 View Post
    The way Makar played for Colorado in the playoffs... I don't see how he doesn't play in the NHL this season.
    I think he means that neither Byram nor Caufield will be in the NHL next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaDawg View Post
    I'd choose Caufield.

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    I think he means that neither Byram nor Caufield will be in the NHL next year.
    That would make much more sense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaDawg View Post
    I think he means that neither Byram nor Caufield will be in the NHL next year.
    Correct. Makar will definitely play in the NHL this season. In my head, it seemed obvious what I meant because Caufield was the only real option besides Byram but I guess it wasn't all that obvious now that I read it again.
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    Thanks guys. Leaning towards going with a forward.

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    I'd definitely go with a forward given what you said about the scoring, and what little I know about your team depth chart.
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