Re: Trade the Number 9 pick
posted at 6/23/2011 11:17 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Trade the Number 9 pick
[QUOTE]I'd want atleast one of a few things: 1.) Paajarvi(sp?) or Eberle 2.) 19th Overall (From EDmonton they got in the Penner trade), 31st Overall (this yr) and next year's 2nd rounder (gonna be top 5 in 2nd round) 3.) Next year's #1 (I want that Russian winger, and given Edmonton's recent history, I expect it to be an EXCELLENT pick-IE they will $uck yet again...shocker, and it should be top 5).
Posted by Hockguy0818[/QUOTE]
1. Pajaarvi looks like the second coming of Lucic, maybe even better. (Not calling Looch a great, just saying that Magnus plays a very similiar game) Eberle looks like the real deal, an absolute magician with the puck. His wrist shot spells doom for goalies everywhere. His defense is better than it was, but stll needs some work. He's got hockey sense and skill that just can not be taught. So basically, purely offensive with solid defense, probably one of the smartest guys in the league, not gritty in the least bit, and is really really hard to knock off the puck.
2. I'm with you, the 19 can be used to trade down (ala Bellichick) into the early or mid 20s, where you can snag a guy like Peumpel and gain another pick and prospect in the process, the 31st can be used to grab a guy like Rocco Grimaldi, Connor Murphy, or Ty Rattie, next year's second can either be used to stock the cupboards a little more or can be used as trade bait should the need arise.
3. Next year's first will be huge and could be another franchise altering pick. Use it to take Nail Yakupov, Ryan Murray, or Mikhail Grigorenko. All 3 are can't miss guys (Yakupov is my preference, the kid's f'ing electric!)