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2023 NHL Entry Draft

Scout's Roundtable: Just how deep is the 2023 NHL Draft

We're little more than a week out from the 2023 NHL trade deadline, and the draft picks are already flying fast and furious. By my count (and this is subject to change at a moment's notice), eight picks have already changed hands, five of them in this year's draft.

So the pressing question now – whether you cheer for a rebuilding team accumulating this draft capital or a contending team parting with it – is just how valuable these picks are.

Everyone knows about the quality at the top of this draft. Between Connor Bedard, Adam Fantilli, Leo Carlsson, and Matvei Michkov, any team picking in the top four is getting a potential franchise building block, if not an outright superstar. But those aren't the picks that are changing hands these days. Mostly, you're looking at selections in the 20-32

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2023 NHL Entry Draft NHL Beau Akey Cameron Allen Denver Barkey Colby Barlow Connor Bedard Zach Benson Oliver Bonk Hunter Brzustewicz Luca Cagnoni Leo Carlsson Andrew Cristall Lukas Dragicevic Adam Fantilli Samuel Honzek Nick Lardis Ryan Leonard Connor Levis Kalan Lind Jaden Lipinski Matthew Mania Matvei Michkov Tanner Molendyk Oliver Moore Timur Mukhanov Quentin Musty Oscar Fisker Mølgaard Felix Nilsson Kalem Parker Luca Pinelli Coulson Pitre Vojtech Port Caden Price David Reinbacher Calum Ritchie Austin Roest Axel Sandin Pellikka Gracyn Sawchyn Yegor Sidorov Dmitri Simashev Will Smith Carey Terrance Hudson Thornton Joseph Willis Brayden Yager Koehn Ziemmer
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