he hasnt helped his trade stock, which im ok with, since i want to keep him
Why? So he can stand still then drop to one knee in front of the net? Really what does even accomplish? Was he pretending he was Clark there? Anytime Clark is out of position, he'll just go down and make it look like hes doing something. Thats exactly what leopold did on that last goal.
I'd love the #1 pick, but I wouldn't use it. Trade down to #3 for extra assets and take Duchene.
Yep. That's EXACTLY the right strategy. I think as long as we get #4 we should be ok for Duchene. I can't imagine those cowboys in Tampa would take another center. I bet they'd take MSP or the winger that's the closest to playing in the NHL.
I don't know. I'm hearing generational talent on both. May be hard to pass up that #1 or #2 pick.
True. From the little bit I've seen of Duchene I actually think his game will translate very well to the NHL, and offensively I think he can match what Tavares will do. In the end I think an extra asset (maybe top pair potential D or #1 potential goalie prospect??) + Duchene > Tavares. Tavares may be better for the marketing crew, but in terms of rebuilding I'd like the Duchene+ package. And I know it's WAAAAAAAAAAAAAY early, but I think Cam Fowler (2010) will end up better (overall) than Hedman. Fowler has badass stud written all over him.