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Who do you want at #7?  

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  1. 1. Who’s your pick?

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    • Marco Rossi
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3 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

I think he got himself into the top 10 even before the SHL. He scored 30 goals in the under 20 at 16. 

I don't know about that so I'll take your word for it.

He managed 16 pts in 35 games in the SHL between 2019-20, and that's good to me even if he isn't getting high danger chances. Positioning is almost certaintly something most young guys need to work on at the NHL level anyway unless they are the Nico Hischiers that seem to have that insane IQ. Raymond and Holtz could very well be interchangeable in the end, but Holtz seems the safer of the two, where Raymond will be better if he manages to hit his full potential at the NHL level. 

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Thanks. I`m trying to simplify sentences and read a lot of hockey(and fiction) articles.

The only thing I am sure of is no matter who we pick, people on NJDevs will later say it was obviously the wrong idea. 

Holy sh!t Guad, I just want to point out how good your English is now compared to when you first joined the board, bravo

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I really want the Devils to come away from this draft with Jack Quinn. He's probably a slight reach at 7, but he almost definitely will not be there at 18. If Fitzgerald can take advantage of a cap strapped team in the 10-15 range (i.e. Edmonton) or try to trade up a few spots, that would be huge. I think Quinn is being underrated because he is on a stacked team, and people assume his stats are padded by playing on the same team as Rossi. But he really is a complete player, despite being labeled as a pure sniper by many.

Not that I'm a fan of drafting for need, but can you imagine a tandem of Quinn-Hischier and Holtz-Hughes for the next decade?

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8 minutes ago, mfitz804 said:

I want Jack Hughes, Quinn Hughes, and Jack Quinn all on the ice at the same time, because Dano. 

There’s another Hughes brother in next year’s draft too. 

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11 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

There’s another Hughes brother in next year’s draft too. 

Tinfoil hat me is convinced there's going to be a Hughes arms race in 2021 between Vancouver and NJ. If one team snags him and had some success, you know the third brother is going there at some point. 

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20 minutes ago, NJDevils1214 said:

Tinfoil hat me is convinced there's going to be a Hughes arms race in 2021 between Vancouver and NJ. If one team snags him and had some success, you know the third brother is going there at some point. 

Luke will be a lottery pick, and if Vancouver is in the lottery next year, they will have taken a big step back. The Devils on the other hand.....

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There are rumors we’re taking Askarov with the 7th OA pick according to P&P.

https://pucksandpitchforks.com/2020/09/30/new-jersey-devils-prepare-yaroslav-askarov-nhl-draft/

As the saying goes, “when there’s smoke, there’s fire.” There is a ton of smoke around the New Jersey Devils and Russian goalie Yaroslav Askarov. Lot’s of national pundits, including noted Devils’ fan and ESPN reporter Greg Wyshynski, along with one of the most connected reporters in the game Elliotte Freidman, have heard that Askarov and the Devils are a match with the seventh-overall pick.”


Honestly not sure how I feel about this. I do want to draft Askarov but not at 7. I’d rather try to package one or both of the 18th and 20th picks to try to trade up and grab him in the early teens and use the 7th for Drysdale, Rossi, Raymond, etc.

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The team has been all over OTT 67s players lately. It just seems right we'd take Rossi if he's in the board at 7(lol). I also would rather we don't take Askarov at 7 and I don't see him falling lower than like 12 so... Yea trade up or something. 

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i just watched a bunch of video on Askarov, and now I want him on our team. I am not sure I want him enough to use the #7 that way, but he does look like the real deal at age 18. 

I think he's going to go somewhere between the Wild's #9 and Carolina's #13. So who up there has cap issues and would let us take on a sh!t contract and swap with our 18th pick (or ideally the 20th, but who is taking that when we also have 18 to offer?)?

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I’m preparing myself for Askarov at 7.... and I’m gonna try and go glass half-full if he’s picked. If we’re picking him that high, it has to be because they’re convinced this dude is the second coming of #30. 

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Having watched videos of Askarov over the summer I'd absolutely love him to play for the Devils. That's no knock on Blackwood but teams need two decent goalies and I don't think there's anyone close to being NHL level in the farm system.

You can't be unhappy about having a player like Askarov in your system but I'm pretty sure I'll feel like we've missed the opportunity of adding a top six forward if he's taken at seven. God knows what it would cost to trade up to get him though.

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5 minutes ago, Aitchmack said:

Having watched videos of Askarov over the summer I'd absolutely love him to play for the Devils. That's no knock on Blackwood but teams need two decent goalies and I don't think there's anyone close to being NHL level in the farm system.

You can't be unhappy about having a player like Askarov in your system but I'm pretty sure I'll feel like we've missed the opportunity of adding a top six forward if he's taken at seven. God knows what it would cost to trade up to get him though.

Probably something like either this year's #18 or #20 + next year's 1st-rounder, or both the #18 and #20...not easy to move into the top 10 without giving up a lot.  

If that lands the Devils Askarov and Rossi...man it would suck to not have that third first-rounder (especially with all of the Devils' needs) in what sure seems like a plenty deep draft class, but that's a hell of a haul.  

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1 minute ago, Aitchmack said:

Would it take both of them to trade up or one and a prospect? Deep draft will put the price of trading up won't it?

It would probably take both. And ya know what- I’d do it if it meant getting to keep 7 and getting a high end D or forward, plus Askarov.

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1 minute ago, Aitchmack said:

Would it take both of them to trade up or one and a prospect? Deep draft will put the price of trading up won't it?

That was my thought. It would probably be pretty expensive given the the guys that might fall in the 10-15 range. You are really going to need to make it worth it for a team like Minnesota to give up their pick. Maybe NJ can get another first in 2021 to take a bad contract from someone to leverage instead of using both this year to move op...but with an internal budget who knows what the plan is. 

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8 minutes ago, Colorado Rockies 1976 said:

Probably something like either this year's #18 or #20 + next year's 1st-rounder, or both the #18 and #20...not easy to move into the top 10 without giving up a lot.  

If that lands the Devils Askarov and Rossi...man it would suck to not have that third first-rounder (especially with all of the Devils' needs) in what sure seems like a plenty deep draft class, but that's a hell of a haul.  

Next year’s 1st should definitely be off the table. Unless it’s lottery protected. 

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1 minute ago, Nicomo said:

Next year’s 1st should definitely be off the table. Unless it’s lottery protected. 

If they traded an unprotected 2021 1st, I would riot. Ri. Ot. It has to be AT LEAST top 3 protected.

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7 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

It would probably take both. And ya know what- I’d do it if it meant getting to keep 7 and getting a high end D or forward, plus Askarov.

That would be a pretty amazing haul.

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6 minutes ago, Aitchmack said:

That would be a pretty amazing haul.

Yeah it would be. Which is why I’d have no issue moving 18 and 20 to get up to get Askarov. One of Rossi, Holtz, Drysdale, Sanderson, Raymond/Askarov would be outstanding. 

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14 minutes ago, Nicomo said:

Next year’s 1st should definitely be off the table. Unless it’s lottery protected. 

Yes, we have a very good chance for that to be a very high pick so that should be held onto. 

20 minutes ago, MadDog2020 said:

It would probably take both. And ya know what- I’d do it if it meant getting to keep 7 and getting a high end D or forward, plus Askarov.

Yup, arguably that's exactly what you hope for when you trade for other teams' first round picks. I don't think you plan to draft with all 3, or at least you think about having the freedom to move one for something else. 

Trading 18 and 20 for a higher pick and taking Askarov sounds good to me. 

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If he’s still there at 11-12 I wonder if the Preds or Panthers would make a trade. The Panthers definitely do not need another goalie or goalie prospect.

Not sure about the Preds prospects but they seem more of a win now type team (even though they hired Hynes). They have Rinne and even though he’s getting older they might not want to draft Askarov. They might be interested in trading down.

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8 minutes ago, Crisis said:

Put yourself in their shoes.  How would you feel about the Devils trading number 7 for picks 16 and 18? 

You’re talking about a team trading #11 or 12 or something in that vicinity for 18 and 20 though. 

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