In a post below, I tried to realistically project the types of players we would take.
Schultz is a huge Western Canadian that I would expect to be high on Sather's list. Fransson is a Swede that I could see our top scout Rockerstrom? (sp) falling for.
So on and so forth.
Here's a nightmare scenario though:
Sather decides to TRADE MULTIPLE draft picks to move up only a few slots.
Does anyone see how this could be possible?...
We'll be just a few selections into Round 2 when all of a sudden
"We have a trade"
Rangers trade #37, #46, #52 for #31 and #148
After, Sather declares the deal to be "genius" because he "got a player they didn't think would be on the board"
This scenario would KILL us.
To have 2 1sts and 5nds...this doesn't happen too often.
We better make it count.
history has proven betting the farm on a player almost never works.
You gotta explore all potential trades, but the Draft is like the automobile show at your local convention center.
Some of the cars look nice, but they are made out of tin. Some of the cars look fast, but they'd fall apart on a speed bump. Many of the cars you see, will never see the light of day and those who do are still a few years off and will undergo many changes before they get there.
Self control is a trait best learned for Drafting.
I do think a deal of Lundmark, Rachunek and our 6th can get the Pitt 2nd pick overall and it's something we definitely should do. I don't consider either a part of the team I would like built here.
I don't think that'll get it done. Any team bold enough to make a trade for either the 1st or 2nd spot, is definitely going to overpay. There's a lot of hype over Ovechkin and Malkin, so the bounty will be costly.
When I saw the topic about a draft nightmare, I immediatley thought about my personal draft nightmare: Ladd, Olez and Barker all off the board at #6!!
Tukonen isn't a nightmare, trust me. My nightmare is sather drafts Montoya or Stafford with the #6. Good kids, and Montoya is a heck of a goalie, but not at #6 and not with this teams needs. Ya i know BPA, BPA B-FRICKEN-PA, but our needs are so strong in other areas they outweigh the BPA, especially in the goalie situation