this is fine, I can totally get behind this. What I take issue with is the idea that trading it is a "panic" move. All I've said is that if the return is enough, I'd be willing to move it or package it.
I've already explained why I said that. We will not get the return you think we're going to get with just that pick. We're going to have to add something pretty substantial to get a good return. Our assets suck right now. Losing two assets for one doesn't make sense. It's basic math.
If we were a team with a wealth of assets like Nashville or the Islanders then sure, package the pick. But we're not.
Also Barzal can potentially be our 1c. We haven't had a true 1c in years. It's worth the risk, to me at least, to see if he can become that. Then trade Gelinas + a 2nd for some young scoring help. To me that's getting the best out of the assets we have. Trading the pick is a panic move IMO.
Neither of us know what the return could be, it would depend on teams being in cap or rebuild situations. Value is relative to every team.
just a reminder that we traded ninth overall two years ago for Cory, who was our MVP this year and looks to be a top 5 goalie in the league, and there is only one player on this list that ever in their career exceeded Cory's current value.
A sixth round pick doesn't guarantee a player who is going to make a big change for a franchise and teams know that. They won't overvalue pick #6. Just for reference...
2000 - Scott Hartnell
2001 - Mikko Koivu
2002 - Scottie Upshall
2003 - Milan Michalek
2004 - Al Montoya
2005 - Gilbert Brule
2006 - Derick Brassard
2007 - Sam Gagner
2008 - Nikita Filatov
2009 - Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2010 - Brett Connolly
2011 - Mika Zibanejad