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07-20-2005, 02:22 PM
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I have some questions. In the
, it said...
"Center Sidney Crosby, who starred for the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, is the top prize in what is termed by many to be an “average” draft, except for the circumstances surrounding it.
“It will always be remembered as the Crosby draft,” Poile said. “He is head-and-shoulders above everyone else. I would think he would be automatically on the ice for whoever gets him.”
let's say we are picking, oh 15th (aka between 14th and 16th ...where's the bird flipping smilie?
How far is the dropoff from Crosby to the rest of the centers in the draft?
if we're mid-low first round with no 2nd round pick and mid-low 3rd round, this might be the year to try to move up if one of the non-Crosby centers is worth nabbing. Are they worth trading up for, or should they just go with the UFA's and hope someone falls to them and try again next year, if no one does?
I could see us trading up to 4th or 5th(though I'm not sure what we could trade to do so) but if not...hasn't Poile hinted that trading our first round pick isn't outside the realm of possibility? The dropoff outside the top ten seems pretty substantial. If we could somehow get a second round pick and a decent player for our first...I'd do it...and take someone like Jordan Lavallee or Sergei Shirokov in the second.
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