(Friday Mashup) Two Weeks to Draft Day

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Trade up? Trade down? Stick at 8?

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  • Kouba

    morning sleepers!

    Virtanen

  • maple1967leafs

    Kouba mornin Kouba

  • maple1967leafs

    I would take Nick or Nik

  • MaxwellHowe

    Ritchie?  What is it with you people in Ontario?  Is there something about the process of voting that actually destroys your brain cells?

    Wynne.  haha

  • MaxwellHowe

    Kouba  Morning.  I will maintain the integrity of our secret ballet.  OK, I went with Nylander.

  • maple1967leafs

    MaxwellHowe the last time i voted,i voted for Joey Smallwood

  • LeafFan15

    I believe that if Nylander is still available, he’s the guy to get.

  • Optimustic

    I don’t know nearly enough about any of the potential draftees that’ll likely be picked at the #8 slot, but it would be nice to get a good 1C out of this years draft. Obviously, Nonis has to take the BPA weather he moves up, down or stays put.

  • daniel marois

    LeafFan15

    Agreed.  Leafs will take him over Ritchie given the choice.  In fact, if Nylander is gone and Leafs have to choose between Ehlers and Ritchie I would like to think TO will go with Ehlers.  Ritchie is tantilizing but just can’t pass on the skill and point production of Ehlers.

  • daniel marois

    Optimustic

    Problem for Tor is who to choose if all the top-ranked offensive centres are gone at 8 and a top-skilled winger like Ehlers is also gone by the eighth pick?  Does Tor consider trading down a spot or two or just choose between Ritchie and Virtanen?

  • LeafFan15

    daniel marois LeafFan15 I’m gonna be honest. I do not like Ehlers because imo his game won’t translate. I’d rather have Ritchie.

  • Great Dane

    Skill skill skill – only thing to go after

  • phaneufoundlander

    maple1967leafs MaxwellHowe  I don’t vote..fuck em all….either way I still gotta drag my ass outta bed, go to work and pay taxes..:)

  • phaneufoundlander

    I’d take the best dam player available…don’t care where he plays..

  • Loric76

    Can I vote for Biggs?

  • WendelGilmour

    Chose who you will based on what you believe we need, but if you’re discounting Ritchie because you compare him to Biggs, you’ve been mislead. Ritchie is far more talented.

  • Komas Taberle

    LeafFan15
    Agreed if Nylander is there you grab him

  • Zep2

    One of Virtanen m Ehlers and Ritchie should be available. Id like Virtanen, but Ritchie wouldn’t break my heart, is  Ehlers a higher risk due to size.

  • dlb Reggie

    this is the mashup
    a majority?  wow.

  • dlb Reggie

    MaxwellHowe 
    if Wynne keeps all promises, except that retirement deduction from my paycheck…i can look after myself thank-you very much, then this Province might have made the right choice.  poor Cons had a plan too complex for the people to understand (if you can’t tweet your message it’s too long)  i lost you at deduc*

  • Mind Bomb

    Good Morning folks

  • 4evrblue

    Bennett or bust!!!! Because that’s not the question I’ll say Perlini. Coffee break is over. Later folks

  • Loric76

    dlb Reggie They’re going to fuck everything up, but at least we don’t have to put up with election nonsense again in 2 years.

    I blame the Habs.

  • Loric76

    Mind Bomb morning.  nice new avy

  • Mind Bomb

    Loric76 Mind Bomb I saved the image, I will still bring it out on Weekends and Evenings, I am censored during Work hours lol

    So no one gets in trouble at work :)

  • Mind Bomb

    I cant wait till Nonis trades the 8th for Tyler Meyers, this board will be hillarious :)))

  • dlb Reggie

    Loric76
    if they do, then will the be able to pass the blame?
    honestly, if they keep their promises they might do well.  but that will mean a lot of cuts that might surprise people.  different parties tend to get away with different things.  i guess you’re ok as long as you leave the big unions and seniors alone.
    i just don’t want any more deductions.  i’m subsidizing a lot of things and it’s putting me closer to the lower class each time a new one’s added.

  • dlb Reggie

    this cybulski guy is a twerp

  • Mind Bomb

    Dewy Keon Hogturd Hahah, come on Keon, you have to appreciate how funny it would be in here lol

  • Mind Bomb

    Dewy Keon Hogturd Jordan Stall then :)

  • MaxwellHowe

    If the Leafs stay at 8th and all things being equal, I side with with those looking for high end offensive skill.  So Nylander and Ehlers over Ritchie et al.  Just not much high end scoring talent in the prospect pool (tho I remain hopeful about Connor Brown)

  • Mind Bomb

    Dewy Keon Hogturd Dude you guys are all falling for the same Hype

    Forsberg, we have to draft Forsberg , wait who’s Rielly ?

    Same every year

    http://www.mynhldraft.com/nhl-draft-picks/8th-overall/80509/

    Here is a list of players drafted at 8. This is a pretty good indication of what we can expect. 

    A crap shoot

    Now getting a Proven player like Staal, or Meyers, still under 25 to add to our core, that is the Route to go. I am with Cam on this one.

  • Mind Bomb

    Dewy Keon Hogturd OR trade up For Bennet/Ekblad  

    But pIcking safe at 8, is a wasted opportunity, unless Nonis is in fact Tanking

  • MaxwellHowe

    Mind Bomb if the Sabres would take Clarkson as well – they have my attention

  • Mind Bomb

    MaxwellHowe Mind Bomb Hmmm :)

  • MaxwellHowe

    maple1967leafs MaxwellHowe cheap shot

  • Mind Bomb

    Dewy Keon Hogturd Proven they can play in the NHL, at a High Level at their positions, None of the 18 year olds have, again look at the list of players drafted at 8, your seriously saying you have more Confidence in them becoming more than a Jordan Stall ? 

    Secondly this does not help us now, Drafting a small Center that might make the NHL in 5 years, or Richie ? He has the Size, can he Jump in right away on LIne 2, Maybe, but convince RC of that lol

  • dlb Reggie

    Great Dane 
    Skille?

  • darthNihilus

    So ah…..Brazil-woooo!

    OK, ok so when Brad Richards is bought out I hope Nonis doesn’t jump on that train. What a waste of money that guy has been for New York.

  • dlb Reggie

    MaxwellHowe 
    Leivo’s no slouch.  the more i watch the more i like.  i’d lke to see him lead the AHL in scroing next year 😉
    then join the Leafs the following year and start our run of rookies of the year

  • darthNihilus

    Why do people think that Nylander and Ehlers are more talented than Ritchie? I think Ritchie’s upside and playing style is far better than the other two (yes I base that on video, never watched any live). You take the most talented player at 8 and thats Ritchie. Only reason people are saying Biggs 2.0 is because he is big and strong. 3 years and the guy can be a top 6 player. I think if he is gone at 8 the Leafs trade a couple of spots back and try their luck with Fiala. (who might make a decent 3rd line LW one day)

  • WendelGilmour

    Based on what little I have seen I agree. I was more impressed with Ritchie’s skills.

  • MaxwellHowe

    That Anti-Redskins commercial a First Nation has airing during the NBA final is quite something.  Very effective IMO.  If the Redskins do change their name, are the Edmonton Eskimos far behind?
    By the way, I like the DAILY mashups.

  • wendelsway1

    Good Morning Gents….truth be told, I don’t think I know enough about all the players to make an informed decision as to who we should be picking……the best player available works for me.

  • dlb Reggie

    WendelGilmour 
    he has lots of wow moments

  • Mind Bomb

    wendelsway1 Morning WW, TGIF :)

  • darthNihilus

    wendelsway1 You have that much faith in Carnonoshan? The scouts I trust a bit more but don’t trust the management to listen.

  • darthNihilus

    dlb Reggie WendelGilmour I don’t care about highlight reels. Watch him skate, position and control the puck as indicators. I think he is better than the other top 2 in that list (though Nylander is a very close second and I would be ok with him as well)

  • traNsplantEdneWfie

    So, according to the voting results, the consensus is that we pick none of these guys.

  • wendelsway1

    darthNihilus wendelsway1 Who said anything about having faith in Carnonoshan?……I just haven’t watched any of these players enough to make an informed decision as to who the best pick is.  :)