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Patches O'Houlihan

Member Since 26 Oct 2007
Offline Last Active Jan 22 2011 02:51 PM
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In Topic: A realistic trade i'd like to see

08 January 2011 - 05:57 PM

Strome hasn't moved up that much, most rankings have him around the 10 spot. The 2 defensmen are almost certainly ahead of him.


He's rising farther and faster than anyone. ISS didn't even have him in their Top 30 as recently as October. Brock Otten now ranks him the second best OHL prospect for the draft. By the time June rolls along I expect him to go 4th or 5th.

In Topic: A realistic trade i'd like to see

08 January 2011 - 05:09 PM

and what if that 7th guy isn't:

larsson
landeskog
courtuier
nugent-hopkins
strome


Right now, I think that's the most likely top 5. Strome is on the rise. I don't think he'll be available past the 5th pick, unless someone is really in love with Murphy. At 7th or 8th (which is Buffalo's pick right now), you're probably looking at Murphy, Saad, Hamilton, Siemens, Armia and Khokhlachev.

In Topic: My Draft Philosophy

05 January 2011 - 04:00 PM

We need a draft pick that could see some NHL action some time next season. I'm not saying the whole 82 games but it would be nice to have the option to call him up. With the way the season is going it's going to be very difficult to appeal to any worthwhile talent from other teams to sign here in the off-season.



Outside of Landeskog, I don't think there are any players in the draft that can play effectively in the NHL next season. Larsson could probably play in the NHL, but I think he'd have a really really rough season. I think Couturier would have a Joe Thornton type, 10-15 point rookie season.

In Topic: Depressing Statistic Containment Thread

01 January 2011 - 07:52 PM

There are 44 statistically qualified goaltenders in the league.
Brodeur's GAA (3.15) is 38th and his SVPCT (.882) is 44th, i.e., worst in the league.

In Topic: GDT: Leafs @ Devils 7 PM

27 December 2010 - 03:07 AM

I'm pretty sure the lottery only applies to the first couple picks. The worst we could possibly (and reasonably) end up with would the 3rd overall pick (assuming we finish absolutely dead last).


All non-playoff teams are eligible to win the lottery, but no team can move up more than 4 spots. Only the teams with the 5 worst records can wind up with the first overall pick, and you can't move down more than one spot if you don't win. If the Devils have the worst record, they can only pick 1st or 2nd.