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Speculation: 2018 NHL Draft Talk :)

Discussion in 'Carolina Hurricanes' started by CandyCanes, Feb 27, 2018.

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  1. CandyCanes

    CandyCanes Canes **3

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    As of 2/27/18 the Tropical Depressions. *Whoops I meant to say "Hurricanes" sit out of a playoff spot, again...

    Canes at this moment would be picking 11th in the NHL draft. With approximately 3.5% odds to win one of the top 3 draft lottery spots.

    The hockey gods decided to rain down on the Canes last year by gifting 2 Metro teams some undeserved draft lottery gifts. Will the hockey gods decide to finally gift the Canes after years of hard depressing suffering? (Doubtful)

    Since we ain't winning the lottery we should probably start learning the names of guys outside the top 3. So who are we looking at in the likely 8th-13th pick range?
     
  2. Bub

    Bub This way to the Clownshow

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    I vote for "Irrelevances." Especially if the Panthers make the playoffs this year, we'll seal the deal on the most irrelevant franchise in the NHL. (I would argue we're there already.)
     
  3. Lucky Lindy

    Lucky Lindy Registered User

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    Would love Zadina, but he's going top 5.
     
  4. Breakdowns

    Breakdowns Is it next season yet?

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    I would love anyone who is projected top5. Maybe we can trade up?
     
  5. WhiteTrashAmerican

    WhiteTrashAmerican WHY DID IT END Sponsor

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    We have a legit shot at number 7. After we lose these next two(0 chance we are winning tonight with Darling in and Staal out) it's going to be looking much better draft pick wise

    It doesn't matter though because we're drafting Barrett Hayton so we can keep our stock of slow 25 goal scoring forwards fresh
     
  6. Surrounded By Ahos

    Surrounded By Ahos Movin on up

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    And about a 75% chance that a team behind them wins the lottery and they drop to 12th again.
     
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    1. Edmonton
    2. Metro team that doesn’t make playoffs that isn’t us
    3. Montreal
     
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    Primetime8 Registered User

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    The top 15 or so picks in this draft is heavy with defense and a few wingers.
     
  9. HisIceness

    HisIceness Pissed off Canes fan

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    Mock draft I just looked at says Joseph Veleno (C) at 11.



    Best comparison I saw was Jonathan Toews.
     
  10. Brock Anton

    Brock Anton flames #badnwagon

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    The Panthers won the Atlantic like two years ago.
     
  11. Stickpucker

    Stickpucker Playmaka

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    Not getting excited about the draft we'll most likely get some 2nd/3rd line tweener who puts up 45 points on a good year, best case...worst case they completely bust and can't even adjust to the AHL.
     
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    So whom is our Philippe Paradis this year?
     
  13. Boom Boom Apathy

    Boom Boom Apathy make Svech happen

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    I haven't followed him closely, but you think that's what Necas will end up as?
     
  14. Hulkacaniac

    Hulkacaniac You MUST

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    What if we packaged the pick for karlsson and Ryan. We're one of the few teams that could do it and we could always use more Ryans
     
  15. CanesInducedComa

    CanesInducedComa DUNDO, PLZ!

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    No, we'll luck into a lottery pick and Francis will take Veleno or the 3rd best d-man over Dahlin, Svechnikov or Zadina because he's the smartest guy in the room
     
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    i'd rather predict who gets picked after us, his name albert einstein
     
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    Hope we trade up. One of Svechnikov, Zadina, Tkachuk, or Wahlstrom would do just fine.
     
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    CandyCanes Canes **3

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    I think we're more likely to get another Murphy or Boychuk instead. It's pretty hard to draft a guy in the 1st round have him not ever play an NHL game.

    If I was a GM I'd absolutely attempt to try and bring in Karlsson, even though D is already our strongest position. He's too good of a talent to just let walk by with no effort. I'd get creative if I could be GM and were able to acquire him.

    Let's say you could acquire him for a mid tier player with some upside (Let's say Lindholm) & a butt load of prospects + picks. I'd then immediately flip Faulk (If he wasn't a part of the deal for Karlsson) for a forward to replace the production of Lindholm and maybe even improve from him, depending how the league now values Faulk. You've then just found a way to significantly improve your D and possibly your forward group by selling off some future assets that we have a fairly strong abundance of.
     
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  19. Breakdowns

    Breakdowns Is it next season yet?

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    Tkachuk might be a good player, but he is a even bigger piece of **** than his brother and dad.
     
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    Unsustainable Antagonist

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    We could use that
     
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    Breakdowns Is it next season yet?

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    Maybe, but I know I would hate him if he is anything like his brother.
     
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    Hulkacaniac You MUST

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    Plus you get bobby ryan who is a solid if overpaid top six guy.
     
  23. Cardiac_Canes

    Cardiac_Canes Registered User

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    I’m kind of wary of Karlsson.

    You’ve got to ask yourself just how good he currently is after all the injuries. Is the toxic environment in Ottawa affecting his performance?

    Bottom line is he hasn’t looked like the same player this year. If that’s not an aberration then there’s potential for massive regret. It’s going to take a huge contract offer to sign him.
     
  24. SvechniCanesCup2019

    SvechniCanesCup2019 make Svech happen

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    I like Joel Farabee if the obvious options are off the table (Dahlin, Svechnikov, Zadina, Tkachuk, Wahlstrom).

    Ideally they trade the pick for someone like ROR (similar to Stepan deal last year). If not a big Karlsson deal - which would obviously require a heavy sell by Dundon.
     
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    I don't know ROR's game, but if he's like JStaal (as I've heard people here claim), I'm not so sure I want another Jordan Staal. Jordan Staal is great, but I'd like to see a top-6 center that is a creator. I'm in love with Necas and think he will be that type of player, but even if he brings some of that style next year, I'm not sure I want the team make-up to be that of JStaal/JStaal/Necas down the middle.

    Ironically, in trying to come up with a name as an example of what I'd like to see supplement the roster, Aho and Lindholm came to mind. It's ****ing frustrating that we don't get to see those two get an exhibition at center that amounts to more than a few measly shifts. To me, *that* is a perfectly valid and absolutely maddening criticism of Peters.
     
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