But why do you continue to bring up that the Sens are apparently high on Strome, but ignore the fact that the same 'insiders' of BDP and Senschirp have also said that we are very high on HUberdeau and Lando. And not to mention our very own head scout has said some very high praise for Zibanejad...
That's what's confusing.
i never said huberdeau i said earlier lando, but i personally think its strome or zibanjad that they like the most
Hey bdp, you never said Huberdeau right...why did you tweet this then?
At the time, Strome and Huberdeau were considered second-tier forwards after Nugent-Hopkins, Landeskog and Couturier all three of which would be gone before we picked. All signs pointed to us choosing between the two.
My thoughts on 21 are that I'd like to contrast the style of play of the guy we take at 6.
For example, if we go the rough and tumble winger route in Zibanejad or Lando, I'd like a high end skill player like Grimaldi, Khokhlachev, Jensen, Jurco, Rask or Rattie.... If Grimaldi is there at 21 I want him regardless of the scenario.
If we go the skilled center route in Couturier or Strome, I'd like a big winger to complement him in a guy like JT Miller, Biggs, Jaskin or Noesen... preferably just take Noesen at 35 in any scenario.
My ideal draft would be:
A good alternate plan would be:
After Strome, I'd pick the best available defenseman. I'm extremely low on Zibanejad based on very little viewing of his play, scouting reports, and personal feeling on he's going to turn out.
I think Zibanejad has higher upside than Lando, and while I think Strome has a higher upside than either, I think Z and Lando are much safer picks. That accounts for it, some.
I think Lando's downside is 2nd or 3rd line forward at the NHL level, but I can't see him being better than a 2A type forward. Strome, on the other hand, could be an elite playmaker at the NHL level, but I see it as much more likely that he is not good enough to play in the top 6 consistently.
Anyone get the "Weekly Sens Insider" e-mail today? Cool read.
I still think that if we move up it's for Huberdeau or Landeskog. If we stay put it's going to be for Couturier or Strome. The order that the scouts have the players in is hard to say because it's such a tight group at the top right now.
Rather than worry too much about what the actual pick is going to be itself, what about projections for the pick depending on who it is that we pick?
For example I can see Landeskog getting starts as high as the 2nd line right away if we pick him, while others I can see having to really fight for even a roster spot like Strome or Huberdeau. Couturier I think could very well slot in as our 2nd line centre next year if he has a good camp.