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06-18-2012, 04:13 PM
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List of previous 20 top 5 picks:

2011: Ryan Strome
2010: Nino Niederreiter
2009: Brayden Schenn
2008: Luke Schenn
2007: Karl Alzner
2006: Phil Kessel
2005: Carey Price
2004: Blake Wheeler
2003: Thomas Vanek
2002: Ryan Whitney
2001: Stanislav Chistov
2000: Scott Hartnell
1999: Tim Connolly
1998: Vitali Vishnevski
1997: Eric Brewer
1996: Ric Jackman
1995: Daymon Langkow
1994: Jeff O'neill
1993: Rob neidermayer (Yes, Rob... not Scott).
1992: Darius Kasparaitis

This is to give an indication of what type of player the leafs can expect they might get for their #5 overall. As you can see by the list, there are MANY players on the list that Luongo is far better than and that the Canucks wouldn't trade straight up for. There are only a few players on that list that you might trade straight up.... and there are even fewer who the other team wouldn't trade straight up for Luongo.

Of the list of players above, there are VERY few that would help the Leafs out more now than Luongo. And there is also a VERY good chance that their pick turns out to be an 'average' NHL player that could easily be picked up through other means (IE: UFA's).

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