I don't like this...the more forwards that jump and the more defensemen that fall...I think teams will start reaching for forwards and we won't have as many available at #18. If so, I'd like to see a trade into the #23-27 range...
If you were us would you trade up to get one of the top 2 defensemen left on the board?
For Gormley, absolutely. For Fowler, probably.
I want us to take a forward, but with those two guys within reach, there's absolutely no reason not to try to move up and grab one. They're both top five talents.
McIlrath gone to New York. I figured they would pick Forbort, since he has more offensive potential, but this is a good pick for them. It's a bit high for him, though, I figured they would try to trade down.
I hope Poile is working the phones like crazy trying to get one of these defensemen.
Fowler and now Gormley dropping reminds me a bit of last year when Cowan plummeted to Ottawa just ahead of us...I think the draft will start to settle down now...expect Gormley to go to Phoenix, but I've been shocked so many times tonight...