It doesn't Maatta! Went with the next Ollie in a Caps uni.
George McPhee....The Teflon GM. 15 years of failure and counting....
6 - Number of playoff series the Capitals have won since George McPhee took over as General Manager in 1997 (which makes him the third-longest-tenured GM in the League), three of which came in McPhee's first season on the job.
Seriously that top 10 is like my nightmare scenario, though. If all of those players are gone at 11, I'll be sad as duck. If even a single one is available, I'll take them.
It's pretty much how I'd expect it to play out short of Grigorenko signing with CSKA and crippling his draft stock. Maybe there's an outside chance Carolina takes Faksa over Teravainen or one of Ceci/Maatta jumps one of the other D.
Otherwise, whichever of Faksa or Maatta they're higher on seems to be the conservative decision they'll have to make. If they think Faksa has legit scoring-line upside then that's the direction I'd lean towards.
I like Faksa size/centerman if thats how the top 10 goes and hes still around I'd pick him over a D at the moment.
I mean really, is MJ going to be the Caps center that will be a big 1 - 2 punch along with backstrom? Size down the middle is nice. How is he defensively, if anyone has watched him? I'll admit I've never watched him, and basing him off stats. How is he defensively? two-way type player with 60 point potential?