Based on Ulf's list, my choice would be using the Boston second to trade the 25th up to the 18-20 range or so, and draft either McNeill, Scheifele, or Jenner (ranked in that order), though it's tough to see McNeill or Scheifele being available. Then draft Biggs with the 29th and Percy with the 39th.
We add a skilled, decently sized center, a powerforward winger with plenty of grit, and a solid two-way defenseman.
I've read the Rangers are looking to move down in the draft. They have the 15th overall pick I believe right? Anyone else hear/read about this?
There was a proposal on the main board about the leafs 1st and two 2nds or something like that for the Rangers' 1st and Rangers fans were very receptive to it. It doesn't necessarily mean the Rangers are looking to move down, but it gives some indication that depth is as important as a quality pick when it comes to their prospect pool.
1. RYAN NUGENT-HOPKINS C 6'0 170 L Apr. 12/93 Red Deer WHL
2. JONATHAN HUBERDEAU C 6'1 168 L June 4/93 St John QMJHL
3. GABRIEL LANDESKOG LW 6'0 207L Nov. 23/92 Kitchener OHL
4. RYAN MURPHY D 5'10 176 R Mar. 31/93 Kitchener OHL
5. ADAM LARSSON D 6'3 200 R Nov. 12/92 Skelleftea SweE
6. MIKA ZIBANEJAD C 6'0 183 R Apr. 18/93 Djurgarden SJ18A
7. SEAN COUTURIER C 6'4 195 L Dec. 12/92 Drum QMJHL
8. NATHAN BEAULIEU D 6'1 176 L Dec. 5/92 St John QMJHL
9. RYAN STROME C 6'0 183 R July 11/93 Niagara OHL
10. JAMIESON OLEKSIAK D 6'7 244 L Dec. 21/92 N astern H.E,
I saw Richard Cloutier mention the Blue Jackets price for 8th overall. I would love to know his source. Cloutier always blogs about hyping the Oilers and trying to diss/make fun of other teams in order to garner a reaction from the non-Oiler fans. Rarely does he give any insight or analysis other than hoping to deal Cogliano and Brule for other teams' stars while not willing to give up mid prospects for a player he wants. He easily could have made it up or heard from a friend of a friend of his.
Though if this price is right, well its something we should consider. A 1st a 2nd and another piece, ya we have that but you need to wonder how low of a first they want plus what that piece is. But Columbus fans have been mentioning that Howsen wants someone who can contribute right now cause they need to make the playoffs. So I'm not sure what to believe.