2013 NHL Entry Draft Talk 2.0
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12-02-2012, 09:48 AM
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A couple of vague questions.
If we keep all our 2nd rounders, there isn't a lockout and we draft somewhere between 15-20; what are the chances that we can draft better forwards than we did this past draft? Keeping in mind that I'm sure other teams are targeting forwards since a lot of first rounders were D men.
Also does the high end talent run far enough into the 2nd round that would make it worthwhile enough to keep our 2nd rounders as opposed to dealing them for a Barkov, if a deal such as that was on the table?
A 15th-20th pick can get us Mantha, Erne, Burakovsky, Dickinson or Nichushkin. Trading to get Barkov, Monahan, Drouin or Lindholm would probably have to be top 6 and the team in that spot would need to be overpayed to let them go. The only player that I would be wiling to trade to is Shinkaruk. For some reason he is dropping. MacKinnon, Jones, Barkov, Monahan, Drouin, Lindholm, Risto and maybe Pulock will go before him. Maybe Lazar can pass him too. A 15th-20th pick, a 2nd and decent prospect(Ellis?) for a 8th pick to the right team might make sense.
Other than that, I dont think trading 2nds in a deep draft makes much sense. In the 2nd, forwards like Hartman, Duclair, Compher, Camarata, Sorenson, Carrier and Petan are available. On D, Subban, McCoshen and Roy and in nets, Comrie and Martin. I think that would be a great draft.
Imagine getting Erne, Carrier, Roy and Comrie/Martin in the first 2 rounds.
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