The Leafs sit in the 9th overall draft slot going into final game

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You really shouldn’t cheer for the Leafs to lose to the Senators, ever. It is a veritable fanclub-card-revoking offence. But an educated fan should always enter a game like this knowing the draft stakes.

A regulation loss tonight ensures the Leafs will not pass the Senators or Predators (who each have two games left), and ensures the Leafs will draft at worst 8th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Winnipeg, who won their final game of the season last night, would pass the Leafs on the head-to-head tie breaker.

A regulation loss would still leave the 7th overall pick as a possibility if Vancouver were to collect three of their final four points.

A win, meanwhile, could push the Leafs down as far as 11th, depending on how the Predators and Senators fare in their remaining games.

What happened last time the Leafs played the Senators with draft pick positioning hanging in the balance, again?

Prediction: Troy Bodie hat trick.

PickLottery Odds
1 - Buffalo25.00%
2 - Florida18.80%
3 - Edmonton14.20%
4 - Calgary10.70%
5 - NY Islanders8.10%
6 - Vancouver6.20%
7 - Carolina4.70%
8 - Toronto3.60%
9 - Winnipeg2.70%
10 - Ottawa2.10%
11 - New Jersey1.50%
12 - Nashville1.10%
13 - Phoenix0.80%
14 - Washington0.50%
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  • OTL

    So, who would the Leafs be targeting potentially between the 7-11th picks at this years draft?

  • 4evrblue

    OTL Im voting Alex Tuch

  • 4evrblue

    OTL http://www.mynhldraft.com/2014/NHL-Draft-Profiles/Alex-Tuch

  • OTL

    4evrblue OTLI was just reading about him….big kid.  Sounds like a good pick…power forward?

  • 4evrblue

    OTL 4evrblueThis entire profile sounds like it was written by his mother its that good but heres the best part:
    He plays the power-forward role, but he will be much more than that. He
    plays the playmaker, he plays the sniper, he plays the agitator – he
    logs big minutes because his coaches trust him so much. He leads the way
    into battle, and when he gets on his horse… you don’t want to be
    skating in his way.

  • 4evrblue

    OTL 4evrblue Thats from the link below. Says something about looking out for his teammates also. Not sure if he’ll fight or not, at 6’3″ 215lbs it would be great if he does

  • OTL

    4evrblue OTLSorry, which link are you referring to 4evrblue??

  • 4evrblue

    OTL 4evrblueMaybe livefyre is being a prick again and not showing it. 
    http://www.mynhldraft.com/2014/NHL-Draft-Profiles/Alex-Tuch

  • 4evrblue

    OTL Is it showing up there?

  • OTL

    4evrblue
    I don’t see anything for the link, no.