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03-11-2011, 04:58 PM
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Of course, but sometimes the later picks in that top-7 are better than the N.1 and 2...
Particulary when there is no future generational talents/clear cut N.1-2 picks like Crosby, Malkin, Ovechkin, Kane, Stamkos, Doughty, E.Staal, Nash, Kovalchuk, Spezza,
, Lecavalier, Thornton, Pronger
Maybe I'm underating a prospect in the next draft I dunno but I don't see a big name like that except maybe Larsson
lol, You really want to be answered on this? Well, I'll do it fast because I gtg right now
Of course, it is better to have the 1st overall pick because you can really choose, but in this particular draft, it won't matter much because every single team might have a different top-5/top-7
If the Sens pick 3rd (which I think will happen) we might have the chance to pick the N.1 pick on our list, or N.2 if less luck. The top-4/5 picks are pretty much interchangeable and it's probably the most imprevisible draft there has been in a while.
Finally, I hate teams losing on purpose on not giving the effort to at least try to win. We already did everything we could to "tank" : trade veteran players and depht, sit Alfredsson and pick marginal players on waivers (Svatos, McE). Heck, François freaking Lessard is playing instead of O'Brien/Daugavins/Locke/Wick...
The only thing you have to do now, is let things go "naturally". It will happen what will happen
Teams losing on purpose deserve bad karma (see Daigle). Count me out if they do it again
I'm not worried. Anyway, it takes real problems for me to get worried.
Did you really just call Heatley a 'generational talent' ?!
So you are putting him in the same class as the Crosbys and Stamkoses of the world? Wow... just wow.
As for the second bolded part :
- we didn't trade our veteran guys to 'tank' , we traded them as the first step in a retool/rebuild. That's what you do when you are in that situation, trade veteran guys to contenders for prospects and/or picks
- Alfie isn't sitting because we are tanking or because we benched him, he is sitting because he is injured
- picking up guys like Svatos and McE are more to put (cheap) bodies in uniforms than anything else, with the side bonus that if they play well (a la Anderson), they could be signed as part of the rebuild, or to bridge the gap
- As for Lessard playing, with Carkner out, we need someone other than Neil who isn't a total pansy out there. Yes, guys like O'Brien bring grit, but they are better served playing a lot more in Bingo than 4th line minutes on an NHL team going nowhere this year.
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