Discussion in 'Montreal Canadiens' started by HailMcJesus, Apr 8, 2018.
I wouldn't trade down if I'm not getting another 1st.
Apparently it's very likely that he doesn't go to Harvard.
That's good to hear. Last I hard just a few months ago was that he was still going.
Tkachuks a good player. I agree with you that he has an NHL game, but following him in the NCAA where he has to take on more of a take charge role, he comes away as underwhelming. It doesn't help that he's never had the stats to back up where he's projected (top 5). I have him more in the 6-12 range.
About Wahlstrom, he's not going to Harvard. His options right now are Boston College, Michigan or somewhere else (Europe for example).
But, even if he did go to Harvard, I don't see that as a bad thing at all. It didn't prevent Ryan Donato or Alex Kerfoot from developping as well as they have. It's a better program than our AHL team, by far.
I'd like to see Wahlstrom at Michigan to play with Hughes.
Wants to join Hughes and Tkachuk
This could be a very interesting option for the Habs.
How many top tier picks have been traded in the salary cap era?
Tkachuk is at BU. But he could potentially join both Hughes in Michigan - Jack is also a possibility for next season if he goes on an accelerated track.
I know that last year the Canucks were going to trade 5th overall for 6th overall and a 2nd(unsure which one since Vegas had pick 34 and 62), but once Vegas knew who Vancouver would take, they backed out last second. Also, in 2015, I believe the Bruins were very close to getting a top 5 pick. So it's not entirely out of the question, and I would definitely entertain the idea, but if a team is offering a 2nd to move up, I wouldn't do it.
I wouldnt do it. Odds of getting gamebreaking talent goes up exponentially from 10 to 1st.
If Rangers have a top 8 pick and offer another 1st, I would do it. I would also look to trade up with that 2nd 1st using our 2nds.
There's the Leafs who traded a 2nd and 3rd to move up from 7 to 5 in 08'. There's only two teams who really fit what we want (another 1st) and aren't too far down from us, in NYR and Chicago. Detroit wouldn't give up 27th to move up one spot. And NYI's second 1st is too high.
He's not going there anymore.
In 2012, Snow offered all of his picks that year including #4 overall (insane) to CBJ for #2 overall. CBJ declined (even more insane) and took Murray at 2 and Snow picked Griffin Reinhart at 4.
I wonder if Snow had become wittier. I would definitely propose #4 + Wsh's 2nd for NYI's #10 and #12 overall. This would perhaps allow us to take a Ty Smith at 10 and Kot at 12.
Regarding Tkachuk, he would probably be a nice fit on a team that already has a young talented core as a complement power forward with grit. It certainly is the kind of piece you want in a team, be when a team needs talent as badly as the habs, I would be beyond mad if we pick him... And I'm sure it wouldn't be Timmins choice, let the scouts work!
Boqvist no question. Best player available
You're right I'll give you that, assuming we handle the player properly. I'm just so concerned how they will handle anyone we pick. Imagine getting Dahlin (despite him being NHL ready IMO) and you have MB and Julien saying, "ya let him do a stint in the AHL". I'm just not confident management can manage anything at all anymore.
We drafted de bess "attitude" availabable.. Brady will set de attitude for the nex decades..
Then there is Max Patioready. We need to get out of this draft at least with Kotkaniemi or we are not trying. If we win the lottery and get a top 3, that's great, but we still need to take a shot on Kotkaniemi using Max's value (or Baron+, or Petry+)
I feel the same way, if we draft him, the only way to treat him is to get him to play with Weber or Petry (pick one, make it stable) all year whatever the mistakes and this is where it will go wrong with this organization.
Dahlin - Weber
Mete - Petry
Alzner - Juulsen
might be the most logical way to go.
All kidding aside, we don't get #1 overall....sad but most likely happen....
then who do we select at 4....Brady??
Does Brady give what this team needs, or would he be a distraction with his aggressive style?
after that a bunch of D men......
this would be awesome, but can't see him falling to 4
Zadina is a 200-foot beast that knows how to finish, plus sees plenty of ice time on both the power play and on the penalty kill. This will lead to inflated totals on special teams in addition to being among his team leaders in every traditional statistical category. - Steve Kournianos
It really depends on who is available. Probably Brady Tkachuk, though.
We have more chance to get the first OV pick than draft at 4.