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Lateralous

Member Since 28 Oct 2002
Offline Last Active May 23 2015 06:30 PM
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In Topic: Realistic Coaching Options thread

20 May 2015 - 02:09 PM

Wow, I guess the money was too good to pass up but there aren't many organizations that seem further away from being realistic cup contenders than the Leafs.  At least the Sabres and Oilers have already bottomed out and assembled a good group of young assets and should now be ready to start the climb back.  The leafs are only 4 month into this mess.  They still seems like they still need to be stripped bare and bottom out for a few years before climbing back into contention if they are serious about not taking any shortcuts this time. 

In Topic: The Rangers will win the 2015 Stanley Cup. It's a foregone conclus

17 May 2015 - 01:52 PM

Let's wait and see how Anaheim domes today. I'll admit that I'm starting to get a bad feeling about the Rangers but I also think the Ducks have somewhat quietly built a buzz saw. I really wouldn't be surprised to see them run the Blackhawks out of the playoffs in 5 or 6 games, in which case I would be pretty confident about them in final. The big guns in Chicago have played a lot of hockey the last 5 years.

In Topic: 2015 Draft Thread

17 May 2015 - 01:47 PM

I know it's early, but Matthews and Puljujarvi are projected to go 1 and 2, right? I don't know if I can see our team being any worse than last season, but if we let the UFAs walk (maybe not Gomez), use a buyout or two, and fill all the holes with guys in the system, I'd be on board with another bad year if it meant one of Matthews or Puljujarvi. The Devils' future would start looking much better with one of those guys.


I agree that we won't be worse than this season but also keep in mind, next year the top 3 picks are all by lottery. No point having a buffalo like season when you could easily end up with #4.

In Topic: 2015 Draft Thread

17 May 2015 - 06:59 AM

So if Hanafin does end up dropping to us, who would become the most expendable. I mean I agree it would be hard to pass up on him but we kind of really need this 6th OA to turn into a high end forward prospect. Does that mean we draft Hanafin and trade one of Larsson or Severson? I mean I would love for our defense to consist of all of them but we can't just blow this opportunity to get a potential 1C. For example would anyone here draft Hanafin and then trade Larsson or Severson straight up for Leon Draisaitl?
 
Or do we try to trade down a spot or two and hope Philly or Columbus takes him so we can draft our center and gain a tiny asset?
 
I don't see how he makes it to 6th though.


I guess it depends on who is still on the board. If Marner, Barzal and Strome are 3,4 & 5, I would rather just take the closest one to being a sure thing in the draft and grab Hanifin. Nashville could turn around and trade Seth Jones in a second for a top forward if they wanted.

Crouse is a LW that has done absolutely nothing every time I've watched him. Never seen Ratanen but he's a RW from what I understand and Zacha is a little more of a wildcard than what I would want at 6. I don't really see any as the sure fire C we're looking for. Now if Crouse is the reason Hannifin drops to 6, I would probably go with Barzal based on need.

Flyers seem like they are set to take a forward as well so if we drop down any for that extra asset, one more of those forwards is probably off the board.

In Topic: 2015 Draft Thread

16 May 2015 - 02:12 PM

http://www.mynhldraf...NHL-Mock-Draft/

I'm pretty sure these guys had us taking Crouse as of last week. Looks like it's been updated since they now have us taking Barzal.

I'm at the point that I would be fine with Barzal or any of Hannifin, Marner or Strome that fall to 6. It's a little bit concerning that Strome was invisible in every Otters playoff game I watched but that may be a blessing in disguise if it causes him to fall to 6. I doubt it will though.