If the Pens win the lottery again: Do they pick Kessel or trade the pick?

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  1. trahans99

    trahans99 Registered User

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    As the title asks, lets say for fun that Pittsburgh wins the draft lottery again.

    With Crosby and Malkin (both centres)and Fleury set as potential franchise players would you trade the #1 pick (assuming its Kessel) and if so who would you realistically target back?

    Heres a few young dman that might be a good idea:

    Phaneuf (Kessel himself won't likely be enough for Phaneuf)
    Jack Johnson : 1 for 1 - not a bad trade
    Seabrook and more
    Eminger and more

    IMO the best trade for Pitts would Jack Johnson, but I dunno if Carolina would wanna make that trade now that they have a decent offense w/ Staal.
     
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    They would draft Kessel. He and Crosby would be great together.

    I still think Kessel ends up in St. Louis though. He will be a good fit there as they rebuild.
     
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    the Penguins would definitely not trade the pick and keep Kessel to make one sick offense, they would then use the Free Agent market more effectively then last year and build there defense throught that.
     
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  5. Calgary wouldn't trade Phaneuf for the #1 pick. No way. Calgary wouldn't trade him unless you give them TREMENDOUS, TREMENDOUS overpayment.

    I doubt Carolina would trade Johnson, as I don't think (correct me if I'm wrong) they have much in their prospect pool on defense. But I'd trade Johnson for Kessel if I had the defense depth.
     
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    Are you instigating again? :sarcasm:
     
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    If the Pens have the 1st overall pick, they're taking Kessel. You take the best player in the draft.
     
  8. trahans99

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    Unless you already have great fowards ahead of him ie Crosby and Malkin. I too would probably take Kessel and move 1 of the 3 studs to wing, but thought it would make an interesting debate.
     
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    Pens75 Pens Fan Since 1975

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    I know this is a "what if" scenario...

    But I honestly believe with the new coaching staff they won't finish in the bottom 5.

    No shot at Kessel.
     
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    If they win the lottery they don't pick Kessel, they don't trade it away, the pick TOEWS!!!!!! You heard it hear first kids! ;)
     
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    I'm guessing they'll take Kessel and either he or Crosby will switch to wing. I'm guessing Kessel, as Crosby is better at using his wingers. Kessel, to me, seems to project better as a winger in the NHL anyway. I think he'd be better as a LW, so that he can take more advantage of his wicked shot.

    However, with the quality forward depth they have, it wouldn't shock me to see them trade down for Johnson. But I think the prospect of marketing potentially the best American and Canadian forwards in the league will be just too much for them to pass up.
     
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    Potentially the best American, Canadian, and Russian :)
     
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    and Belarussian!

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    Reading this thread it sounds like Crosby and Kessel's mom don't get along too well! haha

    http://www.hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=203406

    Doubt there's gonna be a rift between Crosby and Kessel but will be interesting to see. Anyone know what the deal with Kessel's mom is? Is she the next Carl Lindros or what?
     
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    they should trade the pick and get some quality younger players back in return
     
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    Yeah. We need more young players.













    :dunno:
     
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    as opposed to some washed up mercenary
     
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    well there you go
     
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    Is it just me or does Kessel look like the ugliest wearwolf you've ever seen?
     
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    Hunter Gathers ordinary corrupt human love

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    At least better looking than that Crosby character.
     
  22. Skroob*

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    If they win the lottery again, im sending a map of Pittsburgh to Al Qaeda
     
  23. bure94

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    If they get the #1 pick they should select Frolik and get the better player.
     
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    They should trade down and get Erik Johnson
     
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    He looks like Saku Koivu minus the zits.

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    Kessel

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    Koivu
     
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