Draft Scenario

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  1. RMW

    RMW Registered User

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    I have a scenario, I'd like to hear some answers from the more knowledgeable posters...

    - You have the eight overall selection in the 2006 NHL entry draft
    - You have a playoff team for sure
    - You are looking to draft NHL ready forwards to compete for 3rd/4th line roster spots in the up-coming season.
    - Players from NCAA are not opting out from the draft, so anyone the right age is available

    Who do you expect to be available at 8, and which forward do you draft with expectations that he could crack the lower lines of the Pro team that very season?

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    At 8 it would be tough to find a forward ready to be on an NHL roster. I'm thinking somebody like Kyle Okposo, James Sheppard, Derek Brassard, or Bryan Little MIGHT be available. I don't know that any of them are NHL ready though. I suppose you could hope that Backstrom plummets on draft day, but I don't think that will hapen.
     
  3. VanW27

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    This is how i responded to this on another board:

    Little could also be a possibility b/c he is older.
     
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    Little is not NHL ready... although if you have the 8th pick... i'd definitly take him!
     
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    Im sure ur right but at 8 Okposo and Little and maybe Sheppard were the all i could think of with even a remote shot at the NHL in a year, and i mean remote.
     
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    I think Sheppard needs two or three years of devlopment time before he's ready for the NHL, while Little and Okposo could play in the NHL next season, atleast Okposo.
     
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    I don't think there's any way he would be ready for the NHL.
     
  8. NobodyBeatsTheWiz

    NobodyBeatsTheWiz Happy now?

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    If I had the 8th pick, I'd trade down for the #23 and #34 picks ;)
     
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    Chris Stewart. Big frame at 6'0, 227, fairly tough kid, and obviously lots of skill. He wouldn't make a significant contribution, but I think he might be physically and mentally capable of playing at the NHL level.
     
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    Frolik Maybe. Whatever your team does dont pick Okposo because I want the Wild to get him.
     
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    GoBoltz56 Athanasiou Later

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    USHL to the NHL? Yikes
     
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    Yeah maybe not next year. Where is going to play next year? With the gophers?
     

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