there are so many sick prospects this year, and imo the leafs NEED a 1st, especially a mid first. Would a team who just missed the playoffs or get knocked out in the first round do this? you get a 50+pts top 9 winger who makes your team have more balanced scoring and a high 2nd.
edit: BTW this is not a deadline deal, but at the draft deal.
Last edited by SuperSaiyanBeastmode: 02-04-2011 at 08:19 PM.
Excuse my ignorance but isn't it supposed to be a crazy deap draft?
I believe it is supposed to be a good draft. Though there are many, many people who would know better than I.
It still doesn't make sense for the Leafs to trade a 55 point winger, who is good defensively, and is a huge part of our puck possession game (which is severely lacking) + a high second round pick (31-35 range) just to get a mid first.
reportedly a top 5 draft with a steep drop off after that--but some people will argue differently
honestly I want to make this trade just to get Mark Scheifele, I love his potential. versteeg is good and all but he can't play even strength or against top 4 defenseman and that makes me question him being here for that long based on that.
How difficult is it for Leafs fans to understand that they're not shopping for picks... no matter how overrated they get on hfboards.
I don't recall any member of the organization saying that. I seem to remember Burke saying that he wasn't looking for second round picks, which I presume means he would be willing to work with a deal that involves a first rounder.
Also, unless that pick is a top 10, I want no part of this deal in a weak draft year.