Which teams would be the best for Kakko and Hughes?

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  1. RoyalDuder

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    Pretty much their only shot when they have to compete with teams that dwell in the basement like Chicago/Pitt for consecutive years, stocking up on multiple Top 3 picks. The Rangers are never that bad.
     
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    Hughes to the Pens. Not because they need him the most, but because I want a ready replacement for when Sid/Geno can no longer play at elite 1C levels. ;)
     
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    Canucks would be an awesome story
    But NY Rangers deserve him most
     
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    Hawks will get one of them.
     
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    I hope the Kings get Kakko. I think in the end he'll be the prize of this draft.

    Hughes is a great talent and seems like he's got his head on straight (read: humble, nice guy, great work ethic etc.) but I see a tougher road for him in the NHL as a small center.
     
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    The worst ones.
     
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    ... all elsewhere.

    Those players, outside of Hall, are more like salvage. This was likely not their ideal development path.
     
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    When did these players blossom? After they left the Oilers. The Oilers didn't know how to develop them. It took them leaving the Oilers to become more complete players.

    Eberle is arguable, but some zone responsibility issues most of his time in Edmonton. 70 pt forward? Once. His play continued to decline over time in Edmonton.

    Jordan Eberle Hockey Stats and Profile at hockeydb.com

    Didn't see the reponse from @HTFN so most of this is duplicated information at this point. My apologies.

    Even Hall was a defensive liability until he left Edmonton and discovered there was three zones you need to play in. There was even articles about how different he said the culture was in Jersey and how different the tempo of practices were.
     
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    Rangers, New York. AINEC.
     
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    Teams who have won the Cup within five years should be out of the lottery.
     
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    Not the Kings and Blackhawks
    Both have superstars on their rosters so definitely not them

    NY could really use either to market them around town.
    Detroit could also use either to boost interest in that market
     
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    The Wild, always middle of the pack, need a high powered talent to push them into the "great" bubble.
     
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    Kakko to the Wings for a Zadina-Larkin-Kakko top line please.
     
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    Are people actually arguing for the Oilers deserving any more high picks? They probably deserve Mcdavid to request a trade followed by 10 years of futility until Lowe is fired.
     
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    No, someone was arguing a list of Oilers I provided in that the Oilers did not destroy their development when they all were better elsewhere than they were on the Oilers.
     
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    I don’t think teams should be allowed to pick in the Top 3 in consecutive years
     
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    Kakko is starting to play as a center.

    A Kakko/Larkin one-two punch down the middle would be ridiculous.
     
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    Well, the question is which team(s) would be best for Hughes and Kakko, not which teams would be best to land either player.

    In that sense, it's easily Vancouver for Hughes. He gets to play with his brother and EP and he plays in a big hockey market (something that the Hughes brother love). Vancouver is definitely the best fit for him.

    As for Kakko, I think it's either Winnipeg or Colorado just for playing style and or other top talented fellow Finn teammate(s).
     
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    I think the NHL wouldn’t mind An American born player in Hughes in a big market like LA, New York, Chicago or Philly, which is quite possible.
     
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    Vancouver for Hughes L.A/NYR Kakko
     
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    Why shouldn't JHughes go to his favourite team, to play with his favourite player?
     
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    Or all of the Webers!
     
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    Actually the Avs did help... Quite a lot... By taking away the responsibility to choose
     
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    I really want Kakko in LA
     
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    Flyers are getting 1 of them is a good bet.
     

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