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12-31-2012, 05:09 PM
Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by Dangles McGavin View Post
Suppose the Leafs land at 5th overall.

I offer Gards + 5th for 1st overall, and that team likely won't accept, and I wouldn't offer anymore. Lots of talent in this draft.

Things can obviously change, but is the consensus still that the top five, in some order, are MacKinnon, Jones, Drouin, Barkov, and Monahan / Lindholm?

If the Flyers landed that pick, I'd think awful hard about that. You can still get a very good forward prospect at 5, and Gardiner is obviously ready to contribute now.

It probably wouldn't be as appealing to a team that needs a potential superstar / face-of-the-franchise type, but if a team that is ready to compete now somehow managed to land the top-pick, it might be an interesting idea.

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