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Still can't believe Tim Murray was whining on television about being disappointed. His future #1 and #2 centres are Jack Eichel and Sam Reinhart.
From the Leafs perspective, I really hope the Leafs move to trade Kessel or JVR to the Devils for their 6th pick. I also wonder if the Oilers might be in the mood to overpay for Jonathan Bernier.
For the Leafs pick - Strome will probably be the priority and, if he's gone, then I would choose Hannifin over Marner. Scoring wingers are fine, but Top 2 Dmen are worth their weight in gold in the NHL.
Ok so bad news is obvious, we didn't win.
Good news is: out of all the other teams edmonton was the best possible team that could have won.
a) hes far out in the west and not in the east or worse in our division.
b) edmonton is a terrible team that not even he might improve to contention status.
c) he might not be satisfied with the city and might go to free agency eventually. I think we'd be prime candidates. there is always the come home factor like with stamkos. But stamkos is in florida and thats sure as fuck not the same as edmonton.
d) we didn't go down a draft spot.
e) he didn't go to LA or boston
So business as normal then.... we will have a choice of at least two of hannifin, marner, strome, (and barzal).
Well Oilers, all I can say is please don't break him. I want him as in new condition as possible when he come to Toronto ;)
@MrLeafs Saw the tweet earlier. So close, but now it's a huge missed opportunity for the NHL to have a marquee player in a marquee city. Late games and brutal team, not the best situation to showcase the "Next One."
@DeclanK Still smells like a Canuck though.
@DeclanK Reason why I'd try to acquire Jared McCann
@DeclanK ya that last shift was beastly
@theselfishsloth Hate all 29 other teams... that is the path to the dark side.
@ProfessorRance I feel Anaheim and Montreal are just too strong in their match-ups. The other series are in the air.
@Jay31 Sedins are pretty good.
Do we want to face Utica (lose against Chicago) or Grand Rapids (beat Chicago)?? For Marlies experts.
@theselfishsloth right about now, I would like the Marlies to pummel the Oilers farm team... not sure why?
@Jay31 Utica = VAN right?
Pretty much, to continue below, the Oilers may have a few year window, but like the Pens once they have to deal a really good player which made them really deep as happened with Jordan Staal, it all goes down hill.
Granted, if Sutter had developed into a better spot and they could have replaced their D corps effectifely, they would be a really strong team still.
@NotSince67 I'll grease the slope for them with their own oil
@NotSince67 Pens had more vital pieces in place, Edm needs to go find those players now.
@NotSince67 Can't wait to see it crumble.
@NotSince67 Really puts it into perspective how important the timing is with the ELCs etc. Edmonton wasted the ELCs of all of their #1 picks. Let's hope the trend continues :)
@Jay31 @NotSince67 Yeah, burning a year this year with Draisaitl was dumb. Probably was no harm not playing Klefbom last year.
And actually Klefbom's ELC is up after next season. Didn;t realise he played over 10 games in 2013-2014.
Way to rush your picks EDM. Idiots....
Not only did they ruin Yakupov, there was also Magnus Svensson Pajjarvi, and RNH's durabilty might be a result of being played when even the club knew he was a little physically immature for the NHL.