Jared Staal could be an option in the future. I like the fact we got a decent 08 pick in the Cullen trade. I think it might be in order to move up and get a few high(er) picks in the apaprently deep 08 draft.
I think we should package some prospects like Immonen and get another 3rd pick for 08. Then, come nearer the draft, move these picks for a high 2nd or 1st... I definitely think we should try to move up in the 08 draft...
if there is one thing i am its greedy!!!...who knows maybe we go do a Ducks next year... win the cup, manage to get a mid 1st round pick and convince everyone that Beach is sliding and 'he does a Cherepanov' and slides right into our very lovving arms!!!!
Does anyone know if Jared Staal is eligible for the 2008 draft? I'd like to see the Rangers draft a power forward or acquire a power forward prospect.
So would I, but with the team they have besides the weak defense, there looking to ake some sort of a serious run,so i would expect to see NYR once again drafting between15-20, possibly 18-22, i think they will be among the NHLS top 10 teams.
I'm thinking with the additions of Bourret and Cherepanov at right wing that left wing might be the priority in the 2008 draft.
You can't really use the draft to address needs at a position as specific as wing. These kids take several years to develop to the point where they will make an impact on the team. By then other prospects can step in (Korpikowski) or we could deal other players or prospects (Montoya) for areas of need. If the best available player at our pick just happens to be a LW then great. If not, no worries about lacking prospects for that position.