Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust

Saturday Mashup: NHL Draft Lottery – Connor McDavid or Bust

 

 

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MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

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.

ninepaces
ninepaces

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).

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

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
MrLeafs

Just rubbing salt in wound

DJBrianBurke
DJBrianBurke

@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."

Jay31
Jay31

Silfverberg scoring while Bobby Ryan does jack. Nice

DeclanK
DeclanK moderator

Love Kesler

theselfishsloth
theselfishsloth

Ok. That soothes my Canadian team hatred for the night.

BoneChompski
BoneChompski

@ProfessorRance I feel Anaheim and Montreal are just too strong in their match-ups.  The other series are in the air.

Jay31
Jay31

Is Maroon-Getz-Perry the best cycle line in the league?

theselfishsloth
theselfishsloth

Do we want to face Utica (lose against Chicago) or Grand Rapids (beat Chicago)?? For Marlies experts.

Jay31
Jay31

utica roster looks to be worse

NotSince67
NotSince67

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.

Jay31
Jay31

@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 :)

NotSince67
NotSince67

@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.

Jay31
Jay31

@NotSince67 @Jay31 Haha, such a shitshow. Wonder if they slot Draisaitl into their 3 spot next year- would fit the trend nicely

NotSince67
NotSince67

@Jay31 @NotSince67 He's 20 next year so his other option is the AHL.... which wouldn't be so bad but he'll still be on year 2 of his contract regardless.