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Old 08-06-2019, 11:50 PM   #37
First round-bust
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Neither Monahan nor Gaudreau are great defensively by any stretch, but Monahan had 48 assists last year and is a sneaky good playmaker.

Also, Monahan is a strong scorer from 0-5 feet in... and 10.. and 20... and 30... and to the left of the net. There are fewer better scorers.

Maybe the ideal situation is to have two Monahan-like centres in the top-six, but that's not realistic for many teams. The Flames spent 18 years looking for a centre like Sean Monahan, and now they have him at a very reasonable salary. He's not especially flashy, but it's not like he makes a ton of mistakes, either.
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