Beaulieu plus a second for EDM's first and a third ?
Not much use for that with Klefbom, Marincin, and Gernat that are all similar. Beaulieu is not enough to move up from 57th to 7th overall plus the Oilers add 67th? Didnt really think that one through did you
Wow. What a boring thread. I haven't seen a proposal that makes half an ounce of sense.
7th overall would be looking for the following: A #2 d-men who's either young or a vet on a good contract.
On Gagner being traded: Mac-T has shown signs that he has no interest in trading Gagner. He stated that resigning Gagner is his biggest priority right now and he hinted to us that he wants to sign Gagner to a long term contract when he said that he does't want to allow Gagner to become the youngest UFA in NHL history.
Gagner + 7th overall: A passable first line center/ A good #1 d-man/ A better 2nd line center + a very good stay at home d-man that can play 22+ minutes per night without getting sloppy or lazy.
On MPS: I haven't seen Mac-T say anything about MPS, but I think the organization should feel very happy about his progress. If he continues to progress in the same direction with his physical play and brings it with a little more consistency, he's clearly headed in the direction of being an elite checking line winger. If his offensive production continues to improve as well, he'll turn into a passable scoring line winger.
7th overall + MPS 2nd line LW power forward who's good for 30+ goals. / Elite checking line center + decent 2nd pairing stay at home d-man.
I'll be shocked if Gagner gets traded. If he gets packed with the 7h overall pick it's going to be for something nobody saw coming and I'm under the impression that it'll be for something that'll blow our socks off.
I won't be surprised if we end up drafting at 7th.
That's ok because DR would never offer that. If MacT were offered a 23 year old top 6 center and a top 15 goalie for 7th overall he takes it without hesitation, the guy at #7 is no slam dunk to be better than Hodgson even.
HOdgson is not the type of player we need we have a better version in Gagner. We need size in the top 6, top 4 dman and 2C with size.