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View Poll Results: Who do you predict the Preds WILL pick? (it's a will not a want poll)
MacKinnon at #4 (the put the mouse down and get help pick) 0 0%
Jones at #4 (the goin' for the shutout streak record pick) 5 6.02%
Drouin at #4 (the shake and bake pick) 26 31.33%
Barkov at #4 (the Maple my day pick) 39 46.99%
Nichushkin at #4 (the Pulp Fiction brain duty- 615's head exploded pick) 2 2.41%
Lindholm at #4 (the always trust a dog pick) 0 0%
Other at #4 (the WTFx10 pick) 0 0%
MacKinnon after trading up (the OMG pick) 0 0%
Jones after trading up (the classic Poile, no mayo pick) 0 0%
Drouin after trading up (the Poile's been abducted pick) 0 0%
Barkov after trading up (the Fenton is in charge pick) 3 3.61%
Other after trading up (the Mickey Mouse is in charge pick) 1 1.20%
Nichushkin after trading down (the Radulov's ghost pick) 1 1.20%
Lindholm after trading down (the classic Poile, extra cheese pick) 6 7.23%
One of the "top 4" after trading down (the "can I have one of those pills" pick) 0 0%
Other after trading down (the free chicken dinner if correct pick) 0 0%
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06-30-2013, 09:01 AM
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I think it would be amazing if Colorado moves down one spot for a ransom and still ends up with Jones.
That would be very smart IMO. If they got a roster players or a 2nd for the Panthers pick they would be in a great position. Everyone knows they need defense, and it could be possible Sakic was using Mackinnon as a smoke screen against the Panthers.

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06-30-2013, 09:05 AM
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Even a trade with Tampa means they will land one of Jones or Drouin, who I think are their two real targets. But yes, I predict Florida trades up to #1 and takes Mac, with the Avs getting Jones at #2. Tampa takes Barkov, leaving us Drouin.

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06-30-2013, 09:13 AM
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Even a trade with Tampa means they will land one of Jones or Drouin, who I think are their two real targets. But yes, I predict Florida trades up to #1 and takes Mac, with the Avs getting Jones at #2. Tampa takes Barkov, leaving us Drouin.
I really hope your right. The more you see Druion it makes you question why hes not the consensus number one. He has been a scoring machine, granted its not in the NHL but these are all young guys. Who knows how successful any of them will actually be. Druions playmaking ablility thus far is impressive though.

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06-30-2013, 09:21 AM
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Teams want to be big now. With the success of clubs like Boston, people want to be tough and huge, which isn't Drouin's game. I think if he was two inches taller, he'd be getting more attention for #1.

He's also winger. Recent Stanley Cup Champs have pretty much all been built around top centers.

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06-30-2013, 09:28 AM
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I don't know if I buy Tampa taking Barkov because he's a center.

Stamkos is and will be the #1 center for the next decade. Once MSL leaves or slows down, there will be no one to play with him (Purcell maybe?).

If they take Barkov, they'll need to find some wings somewhere. While if they take Drouin, all they'll have to find is a #2 center - which is a heck of alot easier than finding a top line winger.

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06-30-2013, 09:38 AM
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Ugh! 4 more hours!! I'm dying here!!

Barkov! Barkov! Barkov!

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06-30-2013, 10:06 AM
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I still see it going Mac/Drouin Drouin/arkov Jones.

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06-30-2013, 10:21 AM
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Teams want to be big now. With the success of clubs like Boston, people want to be tough and huge, which isn't Drouin's game. I think if he was two inches taller, he'd be getting more attention for #1.

He's also winger. Recent Stanley Cup Champs have pretty much all been built around top centers.
And yet, the Cup was won by a team built around wingers and led by an undersized winger often compared to Drouin...

Not disagreeing with you though. Centers are important.

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06-30-2013, 10:23 AM
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Dramatically quiet this morning....... Could be all the teams want to make a splash on TV. Since there a pre draft show a pre pre draft show and a show talking about the pre draft shows.

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06-30-2013, 10:29 AM
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Times like these I wish we had TSN down here

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06-30-2013, 10:30 AM
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Just heard an interesting rumor. Leafs talking to the Preds and Canes offering Reily and their first round spot to move to yours or the Canes.

http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php?pid=130695

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06-30-2013, 10:46 AM
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Times like these I wish we had TSN down here
Nothing starts on TSN till 2:30 so you aren't missing anything yet.

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06-30-2013, 10:57 AM
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Just heard an interesting rumor. Leafs talking to the Preds and Canes offering Reily and their first round spot to move to yours or the Canes.

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They can talk all they want, I`m sure we are staying at 4

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06-30-2013, 11:01 AM
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They can talk all they want, I`m sure we are staying at 4
Apparently the Sabres are now offering Myers and #8 to the Canes

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06-30-2013, 11:01 AM
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Just heard an interesting rumor. Leafs talking to the Preds and Canes offering Reily and their first round spot to move to yours or the Canes.

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Maybe the Canes bite because after 4 you get into the 2nd tier of guys.

But we're not moving out of 4 down to 21 for a defenseman.

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06-30-2013, 11:03 AM
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Just heard an interesting rumor. Leafs talking to the Preds and Canes offering Reily and their first round spot to move to yours or the Canes.

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Poile laughs and hangs up phone lol. He said it would have to be an outstanding mind blowing offer to make him deal this pick, that is far from it.

Reilly should be a solid NHL defenseman but him along with the 21 pick for a potential franchise player at four, pffft. Thanks but no thanks.

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Poile laughs and hangs up phone lol. He said it would have to be an outstanding mind blowing offer to make him deal this pick, that is far from it.

Reilly should be a solid NHL defenseman but him along with the 21 pick for a potential franchise player at four, pffft. Thanks but no thanks.
The other name tossed out was Gardiner. I guess we shall see what happens.

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06-30-2013, 11:25 AM
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I agree that Reilly or Gardiner isn't enough to move us off #4, but for Carolina, who already has Skinner, Staal, other Staal, Semin, and Tlusty, that will be a very tempting offer.

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06-30-2013, 11:26 AM
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The other name tossed out was Gardiner. I guess we shall see what happens.
I think they would have a good chance with Carolina, but you have to pay the price if you want to get in the top 4

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06-30-2013, 11:27 AM
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trying in advance top wrap my head around a scenario in which we draft Jones and keep him... the only reason this would make sense is if Poile thinks we have a "window" in the next two years and he thinks it will be three years before any forward available at 4 is mature enough to contribute during that window.

under that scenario, Jones, who presumably is NHL ready and could be our #4D man right out of the chute, fills our defensive need at an ELC price, and poile thinks with the money he would have had to spend on a 2nd pair D-man available he can land at least two top 6 forwards vis free agency or trade.



you know you are a longtime Preds fan when you start thinking of these crazy contingencies in advance because you just know that something weird is going to happen

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06-30-2013, 11:39 AM
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I think they would have a good chance with Carolina, but you have to pay the price if you want to get in the top 4
Sabres apparently offering #8 and Myers to the Canes. Apparently the thinking is Jones gets passed over to atleast #5.

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Sabres apparently offering #8 and Myers to the Canes.
Unless someone before us takes Nich, I know we wont take him and theres better better option top 4


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Unless someone before us takes Nich, I know we wont take him and theres better better option top 4
So many rumors flying around like Avs taking Drou then Mac then Barkov top 3.

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Jones will go top two

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06-30-2013, 12:11 PM
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So many rumors flying around like Avs taking Drou then Mac then Barkov top 3.
I will be floored if the Avs keep the number 1 pick and use it on someone other than Mackinnon.

Unless Drouin has suddenly rocketed to the top of everyones draft board the avs could trade down to three or even 4 and likely still get drouin

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