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Epictetus 03-14-2013 12:15 PM

12/13 Draft Thread: The top 5 sucks, late first-round picks rule.
 
Please continue.

ULF_55 03-14-2013 06:30 PM

Rather than size or skill or speed how about intelligence?

Leaf Rocket 03-14-2013 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by ULF_55 (Post 61655859)
Rather than size or skill or speed how about intelligence?

Positioning and defensive game, he needs work but he's very offensively gifted. He's still learning and from what I remember his team was a crummy one so those are very impressive numbers. I think his upside is very good IMO. The times I've seen this guy I only came out saying damn this guy has a good skill set.

Burkies Dip 03-14-2013 09:54 PM

Mackinnon, Drouin, or Jones
 
Who do we take first overall?

FlareKnight 03-14-2013 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by LeftTackle51 (Post 61681343)
Who do we take first overall?

You counting on MLSE to finally get the league to rig the lottery for us :)?

A very interesting question though. If we are going to reopen this discussion I take MacKinnon. In that situation I'd still say "please god give me the center!" That kind of skill and drive in a spot we've had vacant since Sundin would be outstanding. But I could see the argument with Jones. Plus it would be crazy to actually have a great core on defence.

Bernier the Boats 03-15-2013 12:12 AM

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Originally Posted by FlareKnight (Post 61692157)
You counting on MLSE to finally get the league to rig the lottery for us :)?

A very interesting question though. If we are going to reopen this discussion I take MacKinnon. In that situation I'd still say "please god give me the center!" That kind of skill and drive in a spot we've had vacant since Sundin would be outstanding. But I could see the argument with Jones. Plus it would be crazy to actually have a great core on defence.

We need MacKinnon too much to pass, unless our scouts believe Drouin is too good to pass on.

Tank Commander Cor 03-15-2013 12:17 AM

MacKinnon easily for me

I see the argument for Jones, and I wouldn't be unhappy either way.

legendinblue 03-15-2013 12:39 AM

From what I read about him, I really like this Lindholm kid. Though I haven't seen him play outside the WJC.

weems 03-15-2013 12:43 AM

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Originally Posted by BBurke (Post 61693573)
We need MacKinnon too much to pass, unless our scouts believe Drouin is too good to pass on.

We need the best talent available period

Hawaiinleaf 03-15-2013 08:43 AM

Leafs would now be drafting 18th
 
As we inch up the list our chances of drafting a #1C become more realistic to trade up

ULF_55 03-15-2013 08:45 AM

Starting to get into a good draft range.

Draft Pos.StandingsTeamDivGamesWinsLossesOTPointsP. Per GameROW
130FloridaSE287156200.7146
229BuffaloNE2710143230.8527
328Tampa BaySE2711151230.85211
427WashingtonSE2611141230.88511
524PhiladelphiaATL2812151250.89312
626ColoradoNW2610124240.9239
722ColumbusCEN2810126260.9297
825CalgaryNW2510114240.96010
923EdmontonNW2610115250.9628
1021NY IslandersATL2712123271.00010
1119NashvilleCEN2711106281.0379
1220DallasPAC2612113271.03811
1316PhoenixPAC2713113291.07410
1417DetroitCEN2712105291.07410
1518NY RangersATL2613112281.07711
1611TorontoNE2815121311.10715
1715WinnipegSE2714112301.11114
1810New JerseyATL271395311.14811
1914San JosePAC261286301.1548
2013MinnesotaNW2614102301.15411
2112Los AngelesPAC2614102301.15413
228OttawaNE271386321.18510
237St. LouisCEN2715102321.18513
249CarolinaSE2615101311.19215
256VancouverNW261376321.23110
264PittsburghATL282080401.42918
273MontréalNE271854401.48116
285BostonNE251843391.56015
292AnaheimPAC262033431.65415
301ChicagoCEN272223471.74118

Hero 03-15-2013 09:57 AM

Wow, in a playoff spot and already have tank nation going on.

Would be nice to squeak in as 8th in the east, and be somewhere around 16th-18th in the league, assuming the West stays tight.

Get a 12-14 pick and get playoff hockey.

Sundinisagod 03-15-2013 10:21 AM

As much as we need a #1 center, I think a big-bodied top pairing RH defender is our most pressing need. Jones would be perfect, Ristolainen would be a nice consolation prize...as would Pulock.

Cap'n Flavour 03-15-2013 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by hero (Post 61704725)
Get a 12-14 pick and get playoff hockey.

That's not possible.

Brewsky 03-15-2013 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by hero (Post 61704725)

Get a 12-14 pick and get playoff hockey.

Huh?

Pi 03-15-2013 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Cap'n Flavour (Post 61705925)
That's not possible.

I think he meant 12th-14th best pick from the playoff seeds.

ULF_55 03-15-2013 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Pi (Post 61707691)
I think he meant 12th-14th best pick from the playoff seeds.

Perhaps confused by the chart showing where the Leafs would draft based on points per game and regulation and overtime wins.

Based on that criteria Leafs could draft higher, but of course non-playoffs teams draft 1-14 and then the other teams are seeded based on playoffs results and regular season finish.

Platinum Seat Leafs 03-15-2013 12:29 PM

SO if we get into a slump what will it take us to get into the 1-5 range?

ULF_55 03-15-2013 12:33 PM

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Originally Posted by VALDAL (Post 61711697)
SO if we get into a slump what will it take us to get into the 1-5 range?

Ron Wilson?

-DeMo- 03-15-2013 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VALDAL (Post 61711697)
SO if we get into a slump what will it take us to get into the 1-5 range?

5th last is at 25 points 6 points behind us so we would need to lose probably another 5-6 in a row to get into that position and then stay there.

ULF_55 03-15-2013 01:49 PM

http://www.tsn.ca/draftcentre/feature/?id=11343

Nichushkin 2nd. overall.

18. ALEXANDER WENNBERG

theIceWookie 03-15-2013 02:21 PM

I don't like this title :nono:

But it's cool, I like Shea Theodore too :ipeace

theIceWookie 03-15-2013 02:24 PM

Tim McGauley, Nick Paul, Laurent Dauphin. Three guys I'd love to grab after the 1st round. From all three junior leagues:naughty:

Pi 03-15-2013 02:28 PM

I hope we can trade up and get Ryan Pulock...great offensive D with a huge shot and I am pretty sure he's an RD..so he could be with Phaneuf, Rielly, Gardiner

Hawaiinleaf 03-15-2013 02:38 PM

If we lose a few more games we will be drafting somewhere 10th-15th

With the certainty that Liles & a forward gets dealt for a very good draft choice we should be able to move up in the draft a few spots to maybe 7-10th


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