Not first rounders but valuable for moving up. Clubs will often trade down for multiple picks. There is a reason teams stockpile second and third rounders.. to move up.
Yes teams do stockpile picks, but those two would get us 4th rounders at best. There's a big difference between the top 3 picks and the rest. I'm not saying we couldn't move up but not by trading those players, at least not as key parts of a deal.
I was just reading the post-game from the leafs last home win.
Some of the quotes are remarkable when taken into context with their current dire circumstances.
“You have to go through a hard time to realize what it takes to win,” Reimer said. “I think we struggled a bit there in December. It really caught us out of wind, per se. We could see firsthand what we were doing wrong and we’ve really taken it to a man to be better and man up.”
Toronto vaulted past Ottawa into seventh place in the Eastern Conference. Suddenly, the Maple Leafs are within four points of fourth-place Philadelphia—a team it visits Thursday night—and they have built a four-point cushion over ninth-place Washington. Not that they’ve taken much time to notice.
“There’s not a whole heck of a lot of scoreboard watching on our part,” Toronto coach Ron Wilson said. “Just take care of our own business."
“We’re playing confident and we’re playing well,” Bozak said. “So we just want to keep worrying about our next game in hand and not look too far ahead and just keep winning.”
It seems just astounding that such a confident sounding group would just plummet off the cliff right after this game.