Re: Bogosian for Leafs #1 and a player/prospect?
posted at 12/30/2010 12:39 PM EST
In Response to Re: Bogosian for Leafs #1 and a player/prospect?
[QUOTE]Im jsut going on stats here but even his #'s last year are kind of weak 10-18 and -18. Id rather hold out and hope and pray you win the lotto and get Larsson. Worst that happens you trade down and get a 10th pick dman or somethign.
Posted by I-Like-Hockey[/QUOTE]
Larsson won't be the #1 pick. That honor will go to Sean Couturier. Ryan Murphy is a better offensive d-man, imo, than Larsson is. Larsson is kind of like Gormley, in the fact that he does everything well, but not elite. If the B's get the #1 pick they'd be pretty stupid not to select Couturier. If they do want Larsson, and end up with the 1st selection, they could play it close to the vest and end up receiving 2 25+ goal wingers and/or prospects in exchange for the #1 pick, and still be in the top 5 where they can select the player they really want, if in fact they want Adam.
Heck, I don't think Larsson will even go top 2. He hasn't been playing well as of late, and I think either Nugent-Hopkins or Landeskog will be taken at #2. Then again, it all depends on the team's needs.
I agree, however, that we hold onto the pick. It looks like it will be a top 5 pick (in the 3-5 range). This draft is very weak, but we will still be able to get one of the prime 5 of Couturier, Larsson, Nugent-Hopkins, Landeskog or Murphy. Saad would not be a bad option if we drop to #6 either. If we drop beyond that, then I hope PC will try and deal it off for some assets, and hope that some GM will give him something worthwhile. After the top 5-6, there is a big drop off.