First round trades?

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  1. neophool*

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    WHat trades do you guys see happening in the first round this year? I think that the Rangers are going to make a huge effort to move up to the top 2, and that Pittsburgh is going to do everything they can to try to pry away the no.1 pick from the Capitals...and I actually think that Washington might bite. Yes, yes, yes, it's Ovechkin, but I just have this feeling...
     
  2. KallioWeHardlyKnewYe

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    I could see Columbus trading from 4th and picking anywhere from 2nd to 8th.
     
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    Chainshot Give 'em Enough Rope

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    I think Buffalo will again look to move up into the top 5 and be foiled in the attempt. Again.
     
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    The Rangers have 4 (possibly 5) 2nd round picks. I expect one or two of them dealt in order to move up from toronto's pick (25/26) to the mid teens in the first round, for valabik or chipchura.
     
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    i would be very very surprised if the caps moved their 1st overall pick (the deal would have to be enormously huge), but i could see them trading up with one or both of their other 1st rounders.

    i think pittsburgh will stand pat with their 2nd overall pick and probably do not want to part with any of their prospects to gain that #1 overall pick.

    i like the rangers to move up with their second first rounder into the mid teens
     
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    Agreed on both counts. Very little chance the #1 overall gets dealt, but Washington's two late first rounders, perhaps with one of the team's two 2nd rounders, might be dangled to move into the #15 overall range.
     
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    If (1) Ovevchin is generally considered to be head-and-shoulders above all the other Draft Eligible players and (2) the Caps obviously are in a rebuilding mode, why in the world would the Caps trade away the #1 pick?

    Don't forget, this is the team that moved Jagr, Lang, Gonchar, Nylander, etc. this year. They're no going to be playoff contenders again for at least a couple of years.
     
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    Exactly why they might move down to get more picks. They have a lot of needs to fill ,and a lot of 1st and 2nd round picks would do the trick. But this is a pretty thin draft and they should probably be staying put.
     
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    I wouldnt rule out the Wild trying to move up into the top 10 in the draft with all the picks in 3rd, 4th rounds.
     
  10. jas

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    I could see...

    Columbus moving down if Barker is no longer on the board. I've read a few rumors that the BJs like either Barker or Ladd. If Barker is no longer on the board, (Meaning the BHawks take him at three), then they might target Ladd. I could see the Rangers moving up to #4 to take Olesz by adding a 2nd round pick to the #6 pick.
     
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    which holes do we need to fill besides defense?

    we're stacked at all 3 forward positions as well as in goal. Defense wont be so horrid next year with the additions of Eminger, Morrisonn and Yonkman(maybe Cutta too he looked goo din his callup).

    Please explain to me the holes that need filling
     
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    Honestly, I could see Jeff O'Neill being moved on draft day. Not sure how the Raleigh crowd would take that at the draft, but since it's in North Carolina this year i'm pretty sure that JR is going to try to make it memorable. I could see Carolina trying to leapfrog Columbus to get a shot at Cam Barker. Would something like this work for the 'Hawks?

    To Carolina: 3rd Overall selection, Bryan Berard
    To Chicago: Jeff O'Neill, 8th Overall Selection
     
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    The Penguins haven't denied the possibility of trading their pick.

    Unless it's to move up to #1 I hope we don't. Malkin is just what we need.
     
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    i would take that if barker is gone
     
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    How does this help the Hawks? This idea would never happen.

    Hawks will either take Olesz or Barker - most likely Olesz
     
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    Replace Buffalo with Edmonton, and you have my sentiments exactly.
     
  17. KallioWeHardlyKnewYe

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    I'd play hardball until the last minute and try to get their extra first. If they held their ground, I'd gladly take a second rounder though.
     
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