I think Sather will make a pitch for Malkin at #2 up until the last second, but it won't happen. The Caps winning the lotto screwed us, if they were picking at #2 I feel they would've traded it. But Pittsburgh at #2 is a different story.
I say we stay at number 6. Trade #36 and #46 for Nashville's #15. I say #51 goes to Pittsburgh for #61 and #85. Something happens with #24: either trade with Washington for #29 and #62, a trade of #24 to move up or a trade for a younger, talented player(Gagne, Gomez, Demitra).
Also, I think Andrej Meszaros is someone the Rangers like. He's a typical Sather d-man.
Let's be realistic. You're not going to get Nashville to hand over the 15th overall pick for 2 2nd rounders.
Hey I'm sorry. I guess I should not have been so greedy and made it #36 and #37 for #15. Especially since Poile was quoted as saying he'd very much so consider trading down from #15 for 2 second rounders. Unless you know something I dont about the draft, there is no reason that it isnt realistic. How many times have someone stated that a pick at 15 could be anothers at 45.
How many times have someone stated that a pick at 15 could be anothers at 45.
Saying it and then actually givign up your 15th overall for a pair of 2nd rounders is a FAR different story. You would have to search long and hard for history of a team (especially a still building team like Nashville) that made such a move.
"yes you would, even their GM said so. Reason is that there is no huge gap between players available at 15 and players available around 40."
Again, saying something like this and actually doing it are 2 different things. Saying that there is a large gap is quite a bit different than giving away your first round pick.
Again, as history shows, not very realistic.