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Lateralous

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In Topic: We aren't getting McDavid or Eichel, it's time to realize this

18 December 2014 - 05:12 PM

What if they finish last get the 1st pick when all said and done, do you entertain trading it to the 2ND draft position team and reap 1 of the 2 best players and get whatever that team is willing to do to make that happen?

I like Eichel.

That's playing with fire if McDavid turns out to be Manning to Eichel's Ryan Leaf.  Not saying that will happen here but I think you take the guy almost everyone thinks is a sure fire #1 and be happy with it.  

 

I know Florida moved out of the 1st pick in a few drafts.  Since there wasn't a census #1 those years, I think they still got their guy but I don't remember them ever coming away with anything earth shattering for moving down.       

In Topic: We aren't getting McDavid or Eichel, it's time to realize this

18 December 2014 - 04:41 PM

I know the 30th placed team's chance of winning the lottery is down to 20%, does anyone know if the odds for the rest of the lottery teams has been published? 

In Topic: Is tanking the right move?

18 December 2014 - 04:32 PM

We are already tanking. We just aren't doing it intentionally like other teams have in the past (Oilers, Blackhawks, Pens).

 

Exactly and I think this is the best possible scenario for this team.   I think it's a slippery slope for teams who intentionally tear it down and develop a losing culture like the Oilers and previous versions of the Panthers.   On the other hand, if this poorly constructed NJ team Is still going out there with the expectation of winning, yet is just not good enough, especially while decimated by injuries, I think that sets us up pretty well for a 2-3 year re-tool around a core of Henrique, Schneider, the young defense and hopefully a few high end assets we can pick up through the draft.  Cammalleri and Zajac are also two vets that we already have on long contracts that I think would be good to keep around to teach the young guys how to become professionals who will want to start winning again ASAP.     

In Topic: What would you trade for Taylor Hall?

16 December 2014 - 01:01 PM

I think we're one or two years away from making this type of trade. Adding a single great talent to the current group doesn't do a whole lot to improve the offense especially if Henrique is going the other way. We've put off the rebuild of the offense for so long that I think the only appropriate action is to draft and develop a few forwards over the next few years and then we can try to add.

In Topic: GDT: 12/9/14 MC Hammer v. MechaGodzilla

10 December 2014 - 10:18 AM

I'm thinking selfishly. I can't bear spending so much of my hard-earned money watching losses all the time. I know it's irrational on my part but I just want wins; I don't want to feel like a Buffalo or Edmonton season ticket holder anymore.


I agree. With the expectations so low, gutty efforts like last night and the Toronto game are actually quite entertaining. Also, while I think we do need to accept that we need to rebuild the offense through the draft, it's not like the higher pick guarantees at better player. How low do Edmonton fans feel after supporting years of a tank so that they could be the next Pittsburgh Penguins.

Edit: Obviously if we could get the 1st or 2nd pick this year, it would seem like we are getting the best players but most drafts are still a crap shoot when you get to the 5-10 range like I expect the Devils to end.