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04-01-2009, 05:32 PM
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EDM-PIT draft day

If the standings hold up (or relatively close) Pittsburgh would have the 19th pick in the draft.

To PIT: 38-40th pick (wherever we pick), 45th (compensation for not signing Plante, assuming we don't), Nilsson

To EDM: 19th pick (where hopefully one of Kassian, Ferraro or Glennie is still available)

Why PIT does it: In a deep draft year and with a somewhat depleted prospect pool, 2 cracks at a blue chipper might be better than 1. Add to that they get a guy high in skill (but questionable focus/commitment to both ends of the rink). Nilsson would instantly become the 3rd most skilled player on that team (behind the obvious 2).

Why EDM does it: Too many small skill guys to fit in the lineup with Omark coming over next year and Eberle being NHL ready the year after that. Ideally Kassian is still there at 19 and they answer a huge problem by gaining a physical player with some talent.

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Kassian would be perfect for the Pens, so I don't see any reason they would trade their pick if he is available. Also, EDM will most likely have a higher pick then the Pens so they will have the 1st chance to take him (of the two teams in the proposal).

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If the Pens had Kassian dangling in front of their faces, I'd be beyond pissed if they let him slip away.

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We are signing Plante.

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I definitely don't want the Pens moving 1st rounder this draft.

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The Oilers will sign Plante. It's not very often that first round draft picks don't get signed.

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This would be the third straight 1st rounder that the Penguins have given up (Esposito and the 2008 first in the Hossa deal), and that's not a good way to build organizational depth.

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Pens are going to keep that 1st

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We'll keep the first; dealing it for a 2nd and a soft, inconsistent project would be poor management.

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If the standings hold up (or relatively close) Pittsburgh would have the 19th pick in the draft.

To PIT: 38-40th pick (wherever we pick), 45th (compensation for not signing Plante, assuming we don't), Nilsson

To EDM: 19th pick (where hopefully one of Kassian, Ferraro or Glennie is still available)

Why PIT does it: In a deep draft year and with a somewhat depleted prospect pool, 2 cracks at a blue chipper might be better than 1. Add to that they get a guy high in skill (but questionable focus/commitment to both ends of the rink). Nilsson would instantly become the 3rd most skilled player on that team (behind the obvious 2).

Why EDM does it: Too many small skill guys to fit in the lineup with Omark coming over next year and Eberle being NHL ready the year after that. Ideally Kassian is still there at 19 and they answer a huge problem by gaining a physical player with some talent.
I am an Edmonton fan and I think that it might take more than that to get a 1st this year. We do have a lot of young players that have potential but it would take more than that.

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Pens have an early 3rd round pick and thus have 3 picks in the first 65. They don't need anymore.

And if Kassian is available, I guarantee the Pens take him. They'd be crazy to trade down. Imagine in a few years a line-up with Kunitz, Kassian, Tangradi, and Caputi.

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i wouldnt be surprised to see the pens package Staal and their first to move up in the draft

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i wouldnt be surprised to see the pens package Staal and their first to move up in the draft
You mean moving up as in Toronto?

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