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02-06-2012, 10:49 PM
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2006 top 5 draft picks.

There may or may not have been a thread about this already, but I don't know.

In 2006, five pretty good players were picked in the top five. Even though Erik Johnson is a solid player, I'd say St. Louis still ****ed up. Here's how I see it:

1-St. Louis, with the first pick takes Nicklas Backstrom.
It would really solve some of the forward problems they've been having, especially at centre. A PPG guy would really help them.

2-Pittsburgh takes Phil Kessel #2.
Imagine a Crosby-Malkin-Kessel power play. The other team would **** their pants. Plus how good do you think Kessel would be doing if he had one of those to guys on a line with him?

3-Chicago still takes Toews third.

4-Washington takes Jordan Staal fourth.
Staal can dish out the puck decently well, not as well as Backstrom but well enough to get Ovechkin 50 goals a season while he was still good. Washington solidifies the PK.

5-Boston take Erik Johnson.
Unfortunately for the Bruins, that would mean they wouldn't get Seguin. But they do get another shut-down defenseman.

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02-06-2012, 10:51 PM
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There may or may not have been a thread about this already, but I don't know.

In 2006, five pretty good players were picked in the top five. Even though Erik Johnson is a solid player, I'd say St. Louis still ****ed up. Here's how I see it:

1-St. Louis, with the first pick takes Nicklas Backstrom.
It would really solve some of the forward problems they've been having, especially at centre. A PPG guy would really help them.

2-Pittsburgh takes Phil Kessel #2.
Imagine a Crosby-Malkin-Kessel power play. The other team would **** their pants. Plus how good do you think Kessel would be doing if he had one of those to guys on a line with him?

3-Chicago still takes Toews third.

4-Washington takes Jordan Staal fourth.
Staal can dish out the puck decently well, not as well as Backstrom but well enough to get Ovechkin 50 goals a season while he was still good. Washington solidifies the PK.

5-Boston take Erik Johnson.
Unfortunately for the Bruins, that would mean they wouldn't get Seguin. But they do get another shut-down defenseman.
St. Louis would be retarded if they didn't take Toews 1st.

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Toews
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There may or may not have been a thread about this already, but I don't know.

In 2006, five pretty good players were picked in the top five. Even though Erik Johnson is a solid player, I'd say St. Louis still ****ed up. Here's how I see it:

1-St. Louis, with the first pick takes Nicklas Backstrom.
It would really solve some of the forward problems they've been having, especially at centre. A PPG guy would really help them.

2-Pittsburgh takes Phil Kessel #2.
Imagine a Crosby-Malkin-Kessel power play. The other team would **** their pants. Plus how good do you think Kessel would be doing if he had one of those to guys on a line with him?

3-Chicago still takes Toews third.

4-Washington takes Jordan Staal fourth.
Staal can dish out the puck decently well, not as well as Backstrom but well enough to get Ovechkin 50 goals a season while he was still good. Washington solidifies the PK.

5-Boston take Erik Johnson.
Unfortunately for the Bruins, that would mean they wouldn't get Seguin. But they do get another shut-down defenseman.
Pitts would take Toews before Kessel. Hell he probably goes first.

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How in the world does Toews not go first here? With all due respect to Backstrom who is a fantastic player, Toews is better. And Backstrom goes before Kessel.

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Toews
Backstrom
Kessel
Johnson
Staal
Giroux should be somewhere in the top 5.

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There may or may not have been a thread about this already, but I don't know.

In 2006, five pretty good players were picked in the top five. Even though Erik Johnson is a solid player, I'd say St. Louis still ****ed up. Here's how I see it:

1-St. Louis, with the first pick takes Nicklas Backstrom.
It would really solve some of the forward problems they've been having, especially at centre. A PPG guy would really help them.

2-Pittsburgh takes Phil Kessel #2.
Imagine a Crosby-Malkin-Kessel power play. The other team would **** their pants. Plus how good do you think Kessel would be doing if he had one of those to guys on a line with him?

3-Chicago still takes Toews third.

4-Washington takes Jordan Staal fourth.
Staal can dish out the puck decently well, not as well as Backstrom but well enough to get Ovechkin 50 goals a season while he was still good. Washington solidifies the PK.

5-Boston take Erik Johnson.
Unfortunately for the Bruins, that would mean they wouldn't get Seguin. But they do get another shut-down defenseman.
?? I think you're missing Giroux.

1. Giroux
2. Toews
3. Backstrom
4. Kessel
5. Johnson

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02-06-2012, 10:59 PM
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Erik Johnson > Jordan Staal IMO

and Johnson I still think will be a franchise dman one day, he's only 23, Phaneuf for example is just starting to get on the cusp of that now at age 26. Defensmen take longer to develop usually, his year in college and the one lost to injury just mean he's had less experience.

That being said.

Toews
Kessel
Backstrom
Johnson
Staal

Just going on team needs.

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Giroux should be somewhere in the top 5.
I think he means out of the players that actually went top 5.

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1. Toews
2. Giroux
3. Backstrom
4. Johnson
5. Kessel

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1. Toews
2. Giroux
3. Backstrom
4. Johnson
5. Kessel
Johnson over Kessel ?

lolwut?

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Your post is invalid if Giroux is not top 3.

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1. Toews
2. Giroux
3. Backstrom
4. Kessel
5. Staal

EDIT: well now that we can only use those 5

1. Toews
2. Backstrom
3. Kessel
4. Staal
5. Johnson


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Johnson over Kessel ?

lolwut?
When was the last time you watched Johnson?

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Johnson over Kessel ?

lolwut?
It's called an opinion.

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1. Backstrom
2. Toews
3. Giroux
4. Kessel
5. Staal

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1. Backstrom
2. Toews
3. Giroux
4. Kessel
5. Staal
im pretty sure hes only talking about rearranging the top 5 players.

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Kessel goes second because he's a winger?

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Kessel goes second because he's a winger?
Fun fact, Kessel was frequently considered a center at the time of the 2006 draft.

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Relevant to this discussion. Here's part three (of 4), since it's the most interesting.



The noteworthy moment comes towards the end where Boston offers the 5th + 37th pick to Washington in exchange for the 4th pick. McPhee asks who they want to pick, and Boston responds "the Swede." How different things might have been if Backstrom went to Boston and Kessel to Washington. Fun to imagine.


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If we're re-arranging the top five then:
1. Toews
2. Backstrom
3. Kessel
4. Staal
5. Johnson

If we're re-doing the top five of the draft:
1. Toews
2. Giroux
3. Backstrom
4. Kessel
5. Staal/Lucic/Stewart/Johnson could all reasonably go in the five slot.


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If we're rearranging the top five then:
1. Toews
2. Backstrom
3. Kessel
4. Staal
5. Johnson

If we're re-doing the top five of the draft:
1. Toews
2. Giroux
3. Backstrom
4. Kessel
5. Staal/Lucic/Stewart/Johnson could all reasonably go in the five slot.
This.

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Giroux
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