Speculation: What If the Rangers Win the Lottery?

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  1. jas

    jas Unsatisfied

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    The problem is there is no center of that ilk in this draft. Right now, it looks like next year is that draft.
     
  2. NewYorkNick

    NewYorkNick #BlowItUp

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    BPA is what we should be focused on.

    Tricky thing is trying to decipher who that player would be at 8. The gap between 3-8 is crazy. It’s like trying to figure out which Kardashian has had the most plastic surgery.
     
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  3. Irishguy42

    Irishguy42 Registered User Sponsor

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    There is no player in this draft that is as good of a center as Dahlin is a defenseman.

    It shouldn't even be a question that if you have first overall, you pick Dahlin.

    You don't pick "need" at first overall. Ever.

    Can't believe this is even a discussion. The centers in this draft aren't THAT good.
     
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    I’d be so happy with winning the #1 pick.

    Seriously would be over the moon.
     
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    NewYorkNick #BlowItUp

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    I’d be ecstatic with 2 or 3 as well. That’s all I really want. Top-3 and I’m over the moon.
     
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    I really want Svechnikov, but, you get 1 OA, you take Dahlin. End of story.
     
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    Irishguy42 Registered User Sponsor

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    Exactly how I feel.
     
  8. ReggieDunlop68

    ReggieDunlop68 hey hanrahan!

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    Holy ****!

    Trade up now Sather FFS!

     
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  9. RangerBoy

    RangerBoy TRUST THE PROCESS

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    The Rangers do have youngish center options. They can use 2018-19 to evaluate their centers.
     
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  10. Tawnos

    Tawnos A guy with a bass

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    What’s so strange about this conversation is that, for the Rangers right now, picking need means picking a D anyway.

    Agreed that you don’t pick need at 1st overall, although the Oilers would’ve been better served trading down in 2012 and that has nothing to do with the player Yakupov became.
     
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    We need a top defenceman just as much as a center anyways. The only top 4 defencemen we have that's long term is Skjei. This is a much bigger problem than the center poistion.
     
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    The problem is that the Rangers, while finally having very good depth at the center position, do not have a sure fire #1 center prospect. That may be Chytil, but I’m not sure he ends up at center. Next year’s draft is shaping up to be more top heavy in regarding top line centers.
     
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    We are dreaming for what happens if the Rangers end up with the first overall pick? A) that will never happen B) It's the Rangers. Look at the history of the franchise. If they land the first overall pick, their first pick will be a goalie.
     
  14. Thirty One

    Thirty One Safe is safe.

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    Really funny stuff.
     
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    LiasAndersson impartial rags fan ;)

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    Him and Pionk I think has the potential. He got abused this year but he was thrown into the fire playing #1 PK/PP and shutdown guy at even strength. He passed the eye test for me in a few facets of the game.

    But agreed on guys like Gilmour, O Gara, Sproul....they aren't longer term players in the NHL imo.
     
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    So that's another year we have to suck. :(
     
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    bobbop Henrik & Pop

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    We will be very happy and then start tearing each other apart over who to pick (especially if its #2 or #3)
     
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    Imo we need d more than centers and this draft is perfectly suited for that - lots of d men who can potentially be top pairing players, not many guys at all that project to be 1Cs
     
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    Would love another young Swedish superstar from Frolunda to save this franchise.
     
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    Vinny DeAngelo Jimmy Easy to defend

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    Stop. Don’t build up your hopes for no reason
     
  21. jas

    jas Unsatisfied

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    I have resigned myself to the idea that in order for this rebuild to work best, another year in the lottery will be needed. Try to shortcut the process and try to compete next year, you’re going to be right where the Rangers have been most of the time...sort of a contender, but never a true favorite. Look at the Devils and Leafs...most likely the’re going to be 2nd tier playoff teams that might win a round, but never get over the hump because they weren’t able to fully complete their teams during the rebuild.
     
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    Next year is the draft for centers.
     
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    Mac n Gs Gorton plz

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    Dahlin wears 8. Hank wore 35 for Frolunda. 3+5=8. Prophecy confirmed.
     
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    Imagine a first pairing of Dahlin and Karlsson. I'm not saying it'll happen. I'm not even saying it's likely to happen. I'm just saying: imagine it. :nod::naughty:
     
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  25. Machinehead

    Machinehead Comparable to Jesper Fast

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    I feel like we could have McDavid, Crosby, Stamkos, and Barkov and people would still say we need a center. It's just a meme.
     

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