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04-26-2013, 01:43 AM
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The Master Plan To Draft Connor McDavid

No doubt about it, this kid is absolute dynamite. He's levels above so many at his age, he's clearly the best player to come along in a while and he's not available until 2015 draft. He's worth planning for. It would be worth trying to acquire 2015 first rounders from teams now when they could be a lottery ticket in 2015. We need to approach teams like Calgary and offer up things for that pick while they are delusional about playoffs next year. Some GMs with more to lose now might be more willing to part with a distant first rounder, so it would be nice to plan for it now. I hope Nonis is all over this. For anybody questioning if he could thrive with the pressure of Leaf Nation, the kid owned the OHL while playing for Erie the absolute pit of despair of junior hockey. If he can do it there, he can do it anywhere.

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Wishful thinking.

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worrying about something we have no control over for 2 years. Brilliant.


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Yes because other GM's are idiots and are completely unaware of this fact.

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There's no way to tell who will have a top pick in two years. And if he's as good as everyone is saying then I doubt NHL gms will be trading 2015 first round picks.

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2 firsts and a second for Kessel, OP?

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Ah yes, the NHL13 strategy

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brilliant. you should be a gm.

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Ah yes, the NHL13 strategy
Lol this is what I thought too.

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Just won't happen.

Only in NHL 13 is it even remotely possible to trade future 1st round picks for average players.

Real life GMs are way more prudent. They will never risk the future in that manner unless a stud is coming back. A real superstar. In that case, it's usually a bundle of first round picks going the other way.

Considering the 2015 draft is the one with Connor Mcdavid, almost no GM is going to trade their pick. Unless, it's someone like Malkin coming the other way AND we know that's not happening.

From the Leafs' point of view, we can't be planning for Mcdavid. We expect to be in the playoffs as contenders as this core matures. We might be the ones trading a first round pick (oh the horror!) instead of acquiring one.

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Well, at least you didn't say we should start tanking

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Laugh about it, but the fact that every non playoff team now has a shot at the first pick makes it plausible. Almost half the teams miss the playoffs now, so if you can get a first there's a reasonable chance it's a lottery pick. If you knew Crosby would be available, wouldn't you make the best effort possible to acquire him and wouldn't it be worth it? I think so. It happens frequently in junior hockey, a team will trade a 2nd from a future draft for a 3rd or 4th in the current draft. I'm not suggesting that we trade crap and hope for a 2015 first, I'm saying that it should be a goal when negotiating future deals to get one over other assets that may be offered. For instance, a team at the draft this year really likes a player at our first pick, and you swap their 1st in 2015 for ours in 2013. There's lots of possibilities that don't involve Kostka and a 4th for their first.

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The problem is it's never going to be guaranteed, and never going to be even close really, no matter what trades you make now or next year.

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Laugh about it, but the fact that every non playoff team now has a shot at the first pick makes it plausible. Almost half the teams miss the playoffs now, so if you can get a first there's a reasonable chance it's a lottery pick. If you knew Crosby would be available, wouldn't you make the best effort possible to acquire him and wouldn't it be worth it? I think so. It happens frequently in junior hockey, a team will trade a 2nd from a future draft for a 3rd or 4th in the current draft. I'm not suggesting that we trade crap and hope for a 2015 first, I'm saying that it should be a goal when negotiating future deals to get one over other assets that may be offered. For instance, a team at the draft this year really likes a player at our first pick, and you swap their 1st in 2015 for ours in 2013. There's lots of possibilities that don't involve Kostka and a 4th for their first.
Last overall gets a 25% chance at 1st pick, this is like dumping your whole pay check on scratch tickets...

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I'm pretty sure he's gonna end up with the Oilers anyway so don't even think about McDavid.

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There's lots of possibilities that don't involve Kostka and a 4th for their first.
Yes, like Kadri, kessel, gardiner, Rielly, Biggs, Reimer, Lupul..

We'll end up with McDavid and 22 Kostkas.

Shhh..you should keep this plan quiet before other GM's see it.

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i did this in nhl 13 too

komisarek and connolly for the 2015 #3 then i traded the #3 + grabovski for the 1st overall.

would so work in real life right?


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I thought about this yesterday.

What we gotta do is give him some money (well a lot) under the table for him to not go to the NHL right away but rather go to college for 4 years and do what Justin Schultz did.

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I thought about this yesterday.

What we gotta do is give him some money (well a lot) under the table for him to not go to the NHL right away but rather go to college for 4 years and do what Justin Schultz did.
watch out, FBI agent Eugene Melnyk will launch an investigation on us, and bring us to trial to try to get McDavid himself



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I thought about this yesterday.

What we gotta do is give him some money (well a lot) under the table for him to not go to the NHL right away but rather go to college for 4 years and do what Justin Schultz did.
Yes, please!

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Laugh about it, but the fact that every non playoff team now has a shot at the first pick makes it plausible. Almost half the teams miss the playoffs now, so if you can get a first there's a reasonable chance it's a lottery pick. If you knew Crosby would be available, wouldn't you make the best effort possible to acquire him and wouldn't it be worth it? I think so. It happens frequently in junior hockey, a team will trade a 2nd from a future draft for a 3rd or 4th in the current draft. I'm not suggesting that we trade crap and hope for a 2015 first, I'm saying that it should be a goal when negotiating future deals to get one over other assets that may be offered. For instance, a team at the draft this year really likes a player at our first pick, and you swap their 1st in 2015 for ours in 2013. There's lots of possibilities that don't involve Kostka and a 4th for their first.
I thought that was only for this upcoming draft, as it is a shortened year...

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watch out, FBI agent Eugene Melnyk will launch an investigation on us, and bring us to trial to try to get McDavid himself


We'll put a picture of Karlsson on the end of a fishing line and continue to keep it just out of his reach to keep him distracted. Just have to find someone willing to hold the fishing rod, I'm thinking Cooke will volunteer, if not, Komarov would.

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I thought about this yesterday.

What we gotta do is give him some money (well a lot) under the table for him to not go to the NHL right away but rather go to college for 4 years and do what Justin Schultz did.
But how to give him & his family 20 mil without being illegal....
I got it!
Nonis takes a boat out in the lake with millions of gold bullion, discreetly sink it and handing the treasure map to McDavid.
Maritime salvages laws will be invoked and bingo, we have our own Crosby!

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