As a habs fan, I'm at peace with drafting 3rd or 4th. Sam Pollock sold our soul to the devil to get the #1 overall pick that turned into Lafleur. I believe we may pay for this karma this time around...
...or perhaps we already did with Wickenheiser....
Yes, we would. No reason to pass up on the best prospect since Crosby for need. We can fix our defense another way.
I agree here. If we're talking Grigorenko, it's acceptable to pass him up for Murray. I remember some Oil fans saying "you don't pass on Malkin for Barker" and it made my eyes roll every time. Grigorenko isn't near Malkin's level, and Murray has way more upside than Barker did.
Back to Nail, for one thing he's a can't miss talent. Regardless of holes in other areas, you can't pass him up if you have the opportunity to nab him. That, and in my honest opinion he's earned the title of consensus top talent. That alone means he should go first. If Edmonton really doesn't want him they should trade down to someone who does.
Of course want the Leafs to win this. Been such a horrible 2012 that it'd be a nice way to make that frustration seem like it was worth it. Of course odds are good for Columbus and really if the Leafs don't win I'd rather they win and keep things as they are.
I hope Edmonton doesn't win. Yak is amazing but we don't really need him. He would just bump out Hemsky or Eberle out of our RW but we would still be weak in the #2 center spot and on D. We would have the most dynamic top 6 wingers in all of the league, though.
I want one of the Eastern Canadian teams to win it. Would be great for those massive markets and for hockey in general.
Yakupov to me looks more like a Hab where as I could see Grigorenko as a Leaf
The Rocke-- wait.
The Russian Rocke-- err.
The Pocket Ro-- um.
What would Nail's moniker be? It would almost seem like a natural fit for him to follow in the footsteps of his idol, Pavel Bure, and those of the legendary Maurice Richard. Especially if he becomes a Hab, it would seem easy to proclaim him the next Maurice Richard.
His name is Nail, though.
Last edited by JetsAlternate: 04-10-2012 at 04:37 AM.