Please let RNH fall to Ottawa.

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  1. Pyke*

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    That is all. He is, imo, the BPA.

    (And someone take Landeskog so we don't 'accidentally' take him.) :P....

    It's unrealistic to assume that Couturier will go above RNH, so maybe we need to pick no lower than 3rd?

    1. Larsson
    2. Landeskog
    3. RNH

    I could see that.

    Course, I could also see RNH going #1.
     
  2. SDig14

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    At this rate, Ottawa might just have their choice at #1...then it's up to your head scout to make it happen :)
     
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    Edmonton at 1 chooses Larsson.
    Ottawa at 2 chooses RNH.
     
  4. Pyke*

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    Yeah. I know. But our head scout likes swedes... Or did till he left. And that's what scares me. :(.

    Also, there is a very heated debate in the Sens forums about Landeskog v. RNH.

    Edmonton can have Larsson; don't want him (and would pick RNH #1 overall if it was my choice)...Edmonton might consider RNH too, given their total lack of elite centers... but they also lack elite blue liners so who knows.
     
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    Couturier could easily be taken ahead of RNH. He has a much more complete game. Again, it depends on what the team is looking for. Some teams may surprise with an off the board pick like Huberdeau or Hamilton who have both been great and have a lot of upside.

    I still think Ottawa should get Landeskog, but I wouldn't be angry at any of Larsson/Couturier/Lando/RNH. At this point I don't care who we draft so much as I just want them to acquire a scoring winger over the summer or at the deadline to play with Spezza because watching him create so much offensively with nobody to finish his beautiful plays, or help him at all, is really upsetting.
     
  6. The Fuhr*

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    Don't worry he'll be there at 1st overall
     
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    Is this heated debate mainly due to the fact they want a scoring and physical winger that is NHL ready to play with Spezza and the fact that you already have a 1C? Or do Sens fans think Landeskog is the better prospect?
     
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    I'm finding this thread as a Sens fan to be tad strange...
     
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    12 goals, 44 points in 25 games since the start of December, he's been absolutely on fire recently. Everyone is penciling Larsson in for that top pick, but I wouldn't be shocked to see RNH go 1st overall. He's small, but a phenomenal skater with great hands/hockey sense, guys like that seem to be doing very well in the NHL post-lockout.
     
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    My worry personally, is that they might be too interested in finding a player that can play now, and a future Swedish captain in Ottawa might be too enticing. Should give credit to the professionals making the call though, they should know what is right.

    I'm starting to believe RNH may just be able to crack an NHL roster next year. At least, I think whoever he's drafted to will consider giving him a legitimate try-out in training camp...not just a 1-2 game and see ya later type of thing.
     
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    If he doesn't slow down it's a legitimate possibility. Those numbers are rare from a 17 year old in the dub....might be too hard to pass up. The hype around this guy would be typical of past top selections if he was an OHL star.
     
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    I could still see Ottawa taking Landeskog.
     
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    unless Mike Keenan pulls a fast one
     
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    How's this sound:

    Edmonton - Larsson
    New York - Landeskog
    Ottawa - Nugent-Hopkins
    Boston - Couturier
    New Jersey - continues their win streak and passes the Leafs


    Everybody happy? I would be.
     
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    Ya, I have this feeling if he was from the O and following Stamkos, Tavares, Hall, etc people wouldn't be picking apart his game so much and would be calling him the next superstar
     
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    To be fair out of those 3, Tavares was picked apart quite a bit, especially when it came to athleticism and skating.
     
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    Nope...with RNH on the board, I'd hope NYI would go that route.
     
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    Spezza and RNH could possibly = nightmares in the future. :laugh:
     
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    I don't want to have to play Ottawa if they take Larsson, that defense would be disgusting.
     
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    Sens better keep losing if they covet RNH. I think Landeskog would be a great fit in Ottawa anyway.

    Prediction...

    1 Islanders Hopkins
    2 Oilers Larsson
    3 Senators Landeskog
    4 Devils Couturier
    5 Bruins Murphy

    Islanders goaltending is such a mess right now, hard to not see them with a top two pick.
     
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    As early as next season,the isles could have KO,Nino and Petrov playing wing in their top 6.All three are physical wingers.

    Why are the isles passing up the more skilled forwards RNH and Couturier for another physical,top 6 winger?
     
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    I assume by your user name you think Couturier should convert to the wing? Otherwise, why would Boston really want him? BPA, sure, but ...
     
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    Petrov is far from physical and an NHL unknown. Okposo is not physical either. I do see the Islanders swinging for the fences if it comes down to RNH or Landeskog and going with RNH but i don't see the same high end potential in Couturier.
     
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    Geez.

    I'm pretty high on Lando, but there's no doubting RNH is skilled. With that in mind we wouldn't give up the difference of one pick just to ensure we'll get him when he isn't even clearly better than the people in his draft right now, let alone without the assurance he'll be better in the future. We're not in a position to take a big risk right now.
     
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    I dont think he was referring to Petrov. More likely he was referring to Nino. Okposo is more physical than you think.

    Isles need everything, but I like the idea of RNH setting up Tavares.


    As an Isles fan Landeskog is the least of the four that interest me, but thats mainly because I feel like him and Nino are similar players. That said, Nino and Landeskog are the type of players who win you championships. You cant ever have enough talented heart and soul players
     

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