Well theres 3 options in the draft. We can win and get 1st, stay at 5 or someone eslse below us wins bumps us down to 6. So right now it seems unless its traded we can get anyone from Yakupov, Galchenyuk, Grigorenko, Forsberg or Faksa.
If we win and draft 1st, you must take Yakupov, but does burke or Carlyle play him. We have been seeing it in Edmonton and for the past couple years players drafted first overall come and play that season.
If we stay at five and the top 5 doesn`t change, i think the order goes,
Toronto-Faksa, Galchenyuk or Forsberg
And i would belief two of those three will be there at 6.
So, if we draft one of them do we play them in the minors or do they play make the team out right
Burke starting a draft pick? I don't think so - even if it was Yakupov Burke would blabber on about how his prospects need seasoning in the AHL ... blah ... then we'd put Lombardi out for a skate instead.
Depends who it is. If we win the lottery, and draft Yakupov, then yes, he's ready. If we stay at 5 (or drop to 6), and draft Galchenyuk, then no, he should go back to the OHL. If we stay at 5/6, and draft someone else, then . . . depends on who else, and on what other moves we make. I don't think anyone but Yakupov would be a lock to make the team immediately, though.