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2020 NHL Draft Thread: Devils First Pick: #7

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48 minutes ago, aylbert said:

It wasn’t a “couple” of games.    It was literally our last game.   If we beat Pittsburgh in our last game we would have been ahead of Montreal in points%...     imagine the outrage if we made the playoffs and did a Cinderella run?

and to be fair, prior to last night, it was a chance at the playoffs and a 3pct chance at Lafreniere.  After the first lottery was won, the new odds are 6.25%...  If you make the playoffs, your odds are 0pct.     If you lose the play-in and therefore DONT make the playoffs your odds jump to 12.5%.  

I feel like they would never have decided the last playoff spot that way, they might have had a play-in for the play-in between us and the Habs before they let that happen, or made the playoffs 24 teams irrespective of conference.

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9 hours ago, grcenter47 said:

If Iaroslav Askarov falls to 17, do you see the devils getting him

Absolutely. I think we might take him at 7, if he’s there. We have a shot at one of the best goalie prospects, a good defenseman, or a good winger. If I’m the gm I would take Sanderson if he’s there. 

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9 hours ago, grcenter47 said:

If Iaroslav Askarov falls to 17, do you see the devils getting him

Not sure. many peeps are thinking Comesso might be really good.

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9 hours ago, SterioDesign said:

 

CAR vs NYR - Sucks to temporaty root for the Rangers.. but let's face it. We don't want them anywhere near the first overall pick.

VAN vs MIN - Well we know vancouver need to win in order to get their first round pick. So let's hope for a first round exit.

NSH vs ARI - Let's hope for Nashville winning. BUT Arizona not winning the lottery. Which let's be honest here... they likely will... but if they don't we'd get the 11th, 10th or 9th pick.. depending on the MTL and Chicago series.

 

Yeah we need to root for the Rangers here. Van Obviously. And yeah - Nashville - I'll take my 87.5% chance AZ  won't get Lafreniere. 

Let's hope Calgary or Winnipeg come away here the winner. 

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Repeating the obvious, there was absolutely no reason to do any draft lottery until after the play-in round. It's Bettman's ego driven philosophy to keep the NHL in the news in June, but not in the best interest of the game. 

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5 minutes ago, eldon said:

Repeating the obvious, there was absolutely no reason to do any draft lottery until after the play-in round. It's Bettman's ego driven philosophy to keep the NHL in the news in June, but not in the best interest of the game. 

that's a double offense... first coming up with a play-in round and make it juuuust so MTL and Chicago can play some hockey this season again. It's the only reason we had the play in. They are the top 2 teams in attendance for the last 10+ years.

Then having 2 draft lottery. It was allll for the money and not what would be best or fair for the teams

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I also don't know why they didn't do it so say there's no playoffs... that say last night they picked.. Team F... well that whatever team was ranked as team F would just get the first overall since nothing would have changed in the rankings

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10 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

I also don't know why they didn't do it so say there's no playoffs... that say last night they picked.. Team F... well that whatever team was ranked as team F would just get the first overall since nothing would have changed in the rankings

If there's no playoffs I wonder if they'd re-do the lottery, or maybe they'd just cancel the 1OA winner and move every «non-qualifying team» up a spot (so LA gets 1st, Ottawa gets 2nd, DET gets 3rd, etc.) and the other teams just get slotted based on their rankings or winning percentage before the season got paused. I don't even know how that would work, it's the first thing I thought of lol.

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1 hour ago, eldon said:

Repeating the obvious, there was absolutely no reason to do any draft lottery until after the play-in round. It's Bettman's ego driven philosophy to keep the NHL in the news in June, but not in the best interest of the game. 

If the ‘tournament’ needs to be stopped because players are testing positive left and right, what happens then? How would you conduct this second lottery then? It’s an absolute sh!t show that the NHL absolutely forced on itself because of its lack of patience and common sense. 

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23 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

If the ‘tournament’ needs to be stopped because players are testing positive left and right, what happens then? How would you conduct this second lottery then? It’s an absolute sh!t show that the NHL absolutely forced on itself because of its lack of patience and common sense. 

Yeah they 100% should have wait for the play-in round to be done before the lottery. There's literally no logical reasons to do it the way they did other than being impatient 

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Hey, despite the way the lottery played out the Devils are very likely to draft one of Rossi, Holtz, Raymond, Perfetti, Drysdale, (there seems to be some consensus that Stutzle is going top 5), and getting any one one of those players is going to be cause for excitement among the fanbase. Despite the narrative about this draft being filled with can't miss prospects, it seems mostly like a pretty average draft to me, but still, the Devils are bound to select someone at seven that might very well have been selected at three or four. So, there's a lot of room for positivity here.

And if there's any one person at fault for where the Devils are picking, it's Mackenzie Blackwood, not Gary Bettman.

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38 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

Yeah they 100% should have wait for the play-in round to be done before the lottery. There's literally no logical reasons to do it the way they did other than being impatient 

Yep. Didn’t need to have a Phase 2. 

Like I said elsewhere, you could literally do it 10 minutes before the draft and it would be no different. 

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13 minutes ago, Neb00rs said:

Hey, despite the way the lottery played out the Devils are very likely to draft one of Rossi, Holtz, Raymond, Perfetti, Drysdale, (there seems to be some consensus that Stutzle is going top 5), and getting any one one of those players is going to be cause for excitement among the fanbase. Despite the narrative about this draft being filled with can't miss prospects, it seems mostly like a pretty average draft to me, but still, the Devils are bound to select someone at seven that might very well have been selected at three or four. So, there's a lot of room for positivity here.

And if there's any one person at fault for where the Devils are picking, it's Mackenzie Blackwood, not Gary Bettman.

I don’t think anyone is too upset with 7 when we went in with #6. A lot of talent will be around at 7, plus we could get something in the 8-10 range and late teens depending how this plays out. 
 

What’s upsetting is that a team that was shoehorned into the “play-in” will now have a better shot at the #1 pick than teams that weren't given a shot at a play in. Any team given the opportunity to play in should immediately have been removed from top 3 contention. 

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12 minutes ago, Devil Dan 56 said:

I don’t think anyone is too upset with 7 when we went in with #6. A lot of talent will be around at 7, plus we could get something in the 8-10 range and late teens depending how this plays out. 
 

What’s upsetting is that a team that was shoehorned into the “play-in” will now have a better shot at the #1 pick than teams that weren't given a shot at a play in. Any team given the opportunity to play in should immediately have been removed from top 3 contention. 

I mean, the lottery usually includes fifteen teams, so the only point of contention is that this time there were certain teams that agreed to be eliminated from competition before they were mathematically eliminated. I'm not going to pretend the Devils made out well here: they ceded a chance at the playoffs and ended up with the second worst pick of eliminated teams. But it's not like they had much of a choice and in doing so they gave themselves the best chance they could at winning the lottery. It didn't work out. I also don't agree that getting a chance to play in the qualifying round should result in a 0% chance to win the lottery. Only teams that actually make the playoffs should have no chance at the lottery. You can make the argument that less non-playoff teams should be in the lottery in general, but then you're proposing changing the way the lottery operates in any year.

Unless you want to make a claim that the lottery was rigged, I don't really feel like there's much to complain about here. If Blackwood hadn't played as well as he did, the Devils might very well be picking at two or three. I agree that it doesn't feel good for a qualifying round team to win #1. But the outcome doesn't really disrupt my sense of fairness that much, especially based on precedent.

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i`m with this guys with our 7th and potential ARI pick.

Rossi, Perfetti and two sweds are more smaller than taller guys.

Rossi is a perfect all around player but he is small and slow. And i think Rossi has so much assissts because he played with Quinn. Look at his shot! he isn`t a guy who wait - he made his chances by himself, he has speed, he has great shot and use it in absolutely different situations.  Quinn is older player but he is younger than others from OHL goal scoring list. Rossi looks like a good material to be  a good 3rd(may be 2nd) line center, but we need in top-6 winger.

Holtz isn`t well player, he shots a lot and he did it with bad timings. Its a sign that he cant read game play well. And it doesnt fix.

Raymond looks well and he is comparable to Marner. He has everything to be a star in nhl. We have enough playmakers but if Devils pick him over the others i`ll not be dissapoint.

Perfetti is  a perfect guy with a puck, but without it he looks like a shadow. He missed his legs day in gym. Look at him - he skate like Gusev. And skating isnt a trump card of Gusev.

All of this guys are small. Only Jack looks and play like what devils need.

And Sanderson ofcourse. He is a beast in d-zone and has better skating than rossi and perfetti. I dont like Drysdale because he is a small puck mover and we have some. Sanderson looks like an NHL regular defensman with excellent body work, great skating and puck posession.  We have some puckmovers but no guys to play with.

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31 minutes ago, Guadana said:

i`m with this guys with our 7th and potential ARI pick.

Rossi, Perfetti and two sweds are more smaller than taller guys.

Rossi is a perfect all around player but he is small and slow. And i think Rossi has so much assissts because he played with Quinn. Look at his shot! he isn`t a guy who wait - he made his chances by himself, he has speed, he has great shot and use it in absolutely different situations.  Quinn is older player but he is younger than others from OHL goal scoring list. Rossi looks like a good material to be  a good 3rd(may be 2nd) line center, but we need in top-6 winger.

Holtz isn`t well player, he shots a lot and he did it with bad timings. Its a sign that he cant read game play well. And it doesnt fix.

Raymond looks well and he is comparable to Marner. He has everything to be a star in nhl. We have enough playmakers but if Devils pick him over the others i`ll not be dissapoint.

Perfetti is  a perfect guy with a puck, but without it he looks like a shadow. He missed his legs day in gym. Look at him - he skate like Gusev. And skating isnt a trump card of Gusev.

All of this guys are small. Only Jack looks and play like what devils need.

And Sanderson ofcourse. He is a beast in d-zone and has better skating than rossi and perfetti. I dont like Drysdale because he is a small puck mover and we have some. Sanderson looks like an NHL regular defensman with excellent body work, great skating and puck posession.  We have some puckmovers but no guys to play with.

No truer words has ever been spoken 

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33 minutes ago, Guadana said:

 

i`m with this guys with our 7th and potential ARI pick.

Rossi, Perfetti and two sweds are more smaller than taller guys.

Rossi is a perfect all around player but he is small and slow. And i think Rossi has so much assissts because he played with Quinn. Look at his shot! he isn`t a guy who wait - he made his chances by himself, he has speed, he has great shot and use it in absolutely different situations.  Quinn is older player but he is younger than others from OHL goal scoring list. Rossi looks like a good material to be  a good 3rd(may be 2nd) line center, but we need in top-6 winger.

Holtz isn`t well player, he shots a lot and he did it with bad timings. Its a sign that he cant read game play well. And it doesnt fix.

Raymond looks well and he is comparable to Marner. He has everything to be a star in nhl. We have enough playmakers but if Devils pick him over the others i`ll not be dissapoint.

Perfetti is  a perfect guy with a puck, but without it he looks like a shadow. He missed his legs day in gym. Look at him - he skate like Gusev. And skating isnt a trump card of Gusev.

All of this guys are small. Only Jack looks and play like what devils need.

And Sanderson ofcourse. He is a beast in d-zone and has better skating than rossi and perfetti. I dont like Drysdale because he is a small puck mover and we have some. Sanderson looks like an NHL regular defensman with excellent body work, great skating and puck posession.  We have some puckmovers but no guys to play with.

I agree with what you say about the size of Rossi, Perfetti and Drysdale. It's interesting what you say about Holtz. The reports I've read about say his goal scoring should translate to the NHL.

I'd be pleased if we come out of the draft with Sanderson and Quinn.

What do you think of Askarov? Is he as highly rated in Russia as he is by the scouts in the NHL?

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23 minutes ago, Aitchmack said:

I agree with what you say about the size of Rossi, Perfetti and Drysdale. It's interesting what you say about Holtz. The reports I've read about say his goal scoring should translate to the NHL.

I'd be pleased if we come out of the draft with Sanderson and Quinn.

What do you think of Askarov? Is he as highly rated in Russia as he is by the scouts in the NHL?

Holtz make shots in nondanger situations more  often than other goal scorers in that draft. i dont he will be 30 or 40 goal scorer in nhl because of his desicions in game.

I think that Askarov may be another one great prosuct of russian goalie school. I think  he will stay in russia  for 3 or 4 years because he can grow here in KHL with better money. Do we interesting in him so much with Blackwood in other hand? If he stay for our 2nd possible pick he is a great option.

Anyway i think Chicago will pick him if they willn`t win the lottery.

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21 minutes ago, SterioDesign said:

From what i'm reading Drysdale is really good defensively too

if we look on this pictures - yes, Jamie looks fantastic, but when i saw canada games on wjc he lose his opponents in d-zone, he trew away the puck without purpose. If devils need in one more small puckmover - ok he is an option if he will stay, but i dont think he is what organisation needs in.

And what i see in this video - more often he`s trying to leave his own zone by himself without first pass. 

 

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There’s no point even talking about Drysdale. We’re not getting him at 7. We’d have to trade up  

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15 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

There’s no point even talking about Drysdale. We’re not getting him at 7. We’d have to trade up  

Not with that attitude we wont.

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1 hour ago, Nicomo said:

There’s no point even talking about Drysdale. We’re not getting him at 7. We’d have to trade up  

Just looking at the five different set of rankings they've got on Elite Prospects and Drysdale is ranked anywhere from 3rd to 12th. After Lafreniere, Byfield and Stutzle have gone in the top three there doesn't seem to be any consensus on the rankings. The Devils (and the other three teams picking above them) will still have Drysdale, Raymond, Perfetti, Sanderson, Quinn, Rossi and Holtz to pick from so should get a pretty decent player.

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3 hours ago, Nicomo said:

There’s no point even talking about Drysdale. We’re not getting him at 7. We’d have to trade up  

Drysdale= Ty Smith. Already got one.

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