With trade talks heating up ahead of Friday's NHL Entry Draft, Dallas Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk has stated his willingness to deal the 14th overall pick.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Nieuwendyk feels it would be very unlikely that Dallas would trade up, and that his club would look to trade down to get another pick later in the draft.
"I think moving down is a more realistic possibility," Nieuwendyk told the Morning News. "Our guys feel that after a certain point in this draft there are a number of good players and you'd be happy with acquiring any one of them.
"We don't have our third round pick, so trying to get an additional pick is something that will definitely be discussed."
Is this Burke's best chance to move up in the draft? Trade the 30th and possibly the 39th for the 14th?
The Stars dealt the third round pick (75th overall) in the draft to the New Jersey Devils last season in a deal that landed them forward Jamie Langenbrunner.
If Dallas feels the talent from about 10-30 (presumed) is all roughly the same, wouldnt you feel more comfortable with Burke picking 3 times?
I have always wanted him to keep all the picks he has and just draft 3 times as opposed to packaging 25 and 39 to move up to 14, doesnt really seem worth it to me.
Depends on what the Toronto scouts feel about the players availible at #14. Dallas could be right but they could be wrong and nothing will be done until the draft in any case. If our scouts see a player availible at 14 that they REALLY like and who won't be availible at 25 it could be in our best interests to make the move up to get him.
Only if we can get Strome and Puempel. Otherwise I am good with picking twice on Friday and still having an excellent pick at 39, Possibly Boone Jenner, Stuart Percy, John Gibson, Victor Rask, Shane Prince, or Alexander Khokhlachev