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In Topic: What NHL forward is currently worth the 6th pick

24 April 2015 - 05:22 AM

As for the 6th pick, there aren't any good matches because in order to trade a player for a 6th overall pick you have to be willing to get worse, and most teams are not looking to do that. I can only think of two trades of top 10 draft picks in the last several drafts - the Schneider deal and the Staal trade.


2 trades of top ten picks in three years doesn't make it seem like such a rarity. And in this case, if maybe not for the sixth pick, Edmonton is a pretty good match to make a trade to be able to draft one of Provorov, Hanifin or Warenski. Unless they want to take a shot and see if Kylington is still around at 16.

Otherwise, Lou's comments about the sixth pick are encouraging. It could be a total bust, but at least it's even more clear that he isn't blind to reality. It'll show in the second and third rounds though if he cuts it out with drafting size over skill, I.e no more Connor Chathams over Brayden Points.


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In Topic: What NHL forward is currently worth the 6th pick

23 April 2015 - 07:04 AM

Another idea would be number 6 pick for Eberle and what should be pick 16.


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In Topic: 2014 Miami Dolphins thread

22 April 2015 - 04:58 PM

Evidently are about to sign Greg Jennings. I think he's basically a replacement level NFL receiver at this point, so I imagine whatever his contract is there's very little downside. Just hope that it doesn't lead Tannenbaum/Hickey to conclude that the WR situation is set, and pass up on a good one that's available in the draft.


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In Topic: 2015 Draft Thread

22 April 2015 - 02:02 PM

This is where im pissed at the few extra wins we got that we shouldnt have. With the 5th pick i know i'd be happy no matter who we'd pick. 

 

Its surely gonna be 1- McDavid 2-Eichel... then the BPA is Hanifin for sure and based on every single scouts reports. I still think it's a 3 horses race for the next 3 guys and it could be anything. Either 3-Hanifin 4-Strome and 5-Marner or 3-Strome, 4-Hanifin and 5-Marner.... or wtv, i even saw some projection that Marner could go 3rd. 

 

to me this is where the drop off is... and right where we are... we can only hope that one of the team ahead of us is impressed by a guy like Crouse, Rantanen, Zacha or wtv and that one of the top 5 fall to us.

 

Cause after the drop off we'd be looking at a bunch of guys who are all over the place in all mockup drafts. Rantanen, Barzal, Crouse, Zacha etc etc

 

It's funny that I've seen Hanifin fall out of the top five on some respectable peoples' rankings.   Craig Button had him outside of the top ten.  He came into this year with a ton of hype, and had what appears to have been a great year as an underaged freshman.  But I get that vibe that it was something of a letdown, especially given year that Warenski had a Michigan.  So while it's a longshot, it wouldn't shock me if Hanifin is available at 6.  It's a bit scary because he's the too good to pass up kind of defenseman that Lou would end up drafting when forwards are desparately needed. 

 

But I think a lot of teams would be willing to line up to trade for that pick if Hanifin is available, especially Edmonton that would be chomping at the bit to come out of this draft with McDavid and one of Hanifin, Provorov or Warenski.  Assuming Pittsburgh doesn't go to the Cup finals, Edmonton also has the number 16 pick.  I've asked it before, would you trade number 6 to Edmonton for number 16 and their first round pick next year?  Huge gamble, but if you still think that Edmonton has one more year of suckage left in them, the payoff could be absolutely enormous. 

In Topic: Class Action Lawsuit brought over Devils StubHub Restrictions

22 April 2015 - 01:48 PM

Before reading the article, I thought it might be an antitrust suit, but apparently it claims violations of NJ consumer protection laws.  I imagine the resale policy was pretty thoroughly vetted from a legal standpoint, so I kind of doubt that it goes anywhere.