So I have my eye on Zemgus Girgensons in the upcoming draft and figure he'll be gone by the time we pick at #18 so what would it take to move up to the 10-12 range assuming our 1st is a aprt of the deal?
I have no interest in moving up. Trading McNeill for a higher pick is just a lateral move at best and just gives us a prospect that's a year further away then just keeping McNeill. We have some haters in our ranks that are concerned his assist numbers went down in the WHL but he was playing on a god awful team in Prince Albert. RNH would have been able to maintain high assist totals on that team, but most anyone else would struggle to accumulate them with that team.
Its generally accepted amongst experts/analysts that this years draft is fairly weak
And experts are never wrong right?
You never know who is going to pan out and who isn't, it's fine if you think the draft is weaker but I was just pointing our your flawed logic. The forward depth isn't there in this draft but there are tons of good d men that can be taken in the second round.
Hawks 1st (18th) + Hawks 2nd (48th) IMO would be value to move up if Hawks felt the need too
In 2010 the Bruins traded #19 + #59 to move up to #15
Yeah if we liked a specific guy there and the team with that pick felt they could get still get the player they wanted by moving back. Without specifics of what every GM wants and where they think it'll be taken it'd be pretty pointless to speculate on that here imo. We could just as easily be the team moving down and picking up an extra pick.
If Mcneill was in this draft he likely is drafted 6-12
So I am not sure what value you think is being gained
Again why are we moving a 1st round drafted prospect before he even has gone pro? to move up 8 spots in draft and get a 2nd in weak draft
McNeill would not be in the top 10 this year.
As for the Hawks moving up...while I'm all for it, to me it would be move in to the top 6 or don't move up at all. My thinking is if could move McNeill for the #12, then turn around and flip both the #12 & #18 to crack the top #6. Then one of the big 6 is ours.