Speculation: 2018 NHL Draft Talk :)

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  1. Surrounded By Ahos

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    I would make that trade in a heartbeat. I doubt Florida would though. They’re super high on Barkov.
     
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    CanesInducedComa DUNDO, PLZ!

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    Yeah I would guess it would take quite a bit more than just the first overall. Probably too much for it to be worthwhile.
     
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    I like PDG's game so far today
     
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    Remembering the '83 draft makes me cry. The Whalers have No. 2 overall, two future Hall of Famers (Yzerman, LaFontaine) and an elite goalie with a 20-year career ahead of him (Barrasso) are sitting there and we take Sylvain Turgeon. The others go 3, 4, 5. Cam Neely goes No. 9.
     
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    How much consideration do you think RF has given the scenario of trading the No. 1 overall pick? As much as I like the idea, he'd dismiss it before you even got your whole thought out.
     
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    Azor Aho #MeddlingTomDundosBurner

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    I'd probably agree with that. I got on the he's risk averse bandwagon early and often in his tenure. For some of the good I think he's done that's been and remains my biggest question, is his ability to make a big move.

    On the other hand, it's hard to fault someone for not trading the #1 pick. It just doesn't really happen anymore, and especially not with this caliber of a prospect.
     
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    Did we just unjinx our own jinx with this tread? Quick, someone unjinx my post!
     
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    It's the Canes... We all know what's gonna happen to them over the next 5-6 weeks. You don't have to worry about a jinx or not, it's inevitable that the Canes will be golfing early April :banghead::baghead:
     
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    Did you forget how this works? We will beat playoff teams in March and then lose to the Arizonas and Ottawas of the world to stay behind the pace we need.
     
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    Draft a fatty. Enough of these average / small size players. Just get the biggest mofo available.
     
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    If we get 1OA, we'd better be trading it.

    Francis' draft strategy has been "need and lack of concern for consensus thought in favor of our own scouting."

    If we have and keep 1OA...he's not taking Dahlin. I'm certain of it.
     
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    NotOpie "Puck don't lie"

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    I mean, while it never or rarely happens, I'd either trade the pick or make the pick and work a deal with one of our blueliners as the centerpiece. Dahlin is supposedly such a talent, it would be hard to pass on him, but you might be able to then move Hanifin or some such, assuming Dahlin is indeed a generational talent. You might also be able to swing a deal with somebody like Buffalo....a bigger deal around swapping picks, adding assets and getting ROR. That's the type of deal I'd look into. The other team I'd chat with would be Colorado. They've got Ottawa's 1st and right now that looks to be #3. Anyway it's all speculation and fantasy regardless....but ending up with a Top 3 pick and a scoring forward wouldn't be the worst outcome.
     
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    NotOpie, that Ottawa pick is essentially a choice for Ottawa, either 2018 or 2019. The statement was “2018 top 10 protected, if so, moves to 2019” but from what I’ve read it’s really the Sens’ choice. They can give this year’s or next year’s.
     
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    What was the scuttlebutt re. Dahlin being scratched throughout the Olympics?
     
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    Crazy coaches. They've done similar things before with young stars.
     
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    Still no interest whatsoever in ROR. Not what we need and for what he'd cost, better-fitting assets of comparable quality would be available to us.

    Basically I never want any part of ROR at-all unless we're looking for a Staal replacement.
     
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    Hulkacaniac You MUST

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    What better fitting assets of comparable quality do you have in mind? I would easily take another Jordan Staal right now. Another center who can actually play physical, win puck battles, and actually be defensively responsible would be great for the team. But ROR isn't Staal. He's got a lot of the qualities but is also good for 60 points. Not a superstar first liner, but someone who would help us win. Seriously, if he were available I'd be jumping for it because top 6 centers are hard to come by.
     
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    I'd take ROR even though we have Staal. But I wouldn't pay a crazy price for him for the same reason. We would have to part with way too many futures AND we would be paying 12+ million long term for two 2nd line centers who may or may not continue to be 2nd line centers by the end of their contracts. Would rather wait and take a chance on Necas/Lindholm taking the next step in their games.
     
  20. NotOpie

    NotOpie "Puck don't lie"

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    I'd forgotten about the Ottawa qualification(s)....anyway, I'm of the mind that ROR would be a good fit here and it would make the team that much more difficult to play against while adding some set of increased point production.
     
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    I don't think Buffalo is incompetent enough to move ROR, but I have come around to the idea of picking him up if available. Initially my thinking was "meh, more of the same", but Peters would probably neuter any high skill/offense 1C anyway, so you might as well go after a guy that could excel in his system.
     
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    This is now the root for us to lose every remaining game in regulation thread until April 7th
     
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    Please hockey Gods have mercy on our pathetic franchise and its long suffering fans. Hear our pleas. Let us win one of the lotteries.
     
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    I’m mentally preparing myself for the lottery going to Edmonton, New York, and New York. It’s gonna happen.
     
  25. Breakdowns

    Breakdowns Is it next season yet?

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    In that case fold NHL as a league and make a new one
     

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