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Who are YOUR first and second round draft pick for the Senators? Pretend your Murray and make a decision. Trade away lower round picks to move up, be creative.
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I think as things stand right now, we pick 9th. I think Murray should make a trade and try getting a higher pick. We'll still get a good player at 9th because this is a very deep draft. But why not get a little higher?
I really want to see Evander Kane in a Senators jersey. I was really impressed with him in the World Juniors and I think he will be a fantastic player. We're probably going to need to move into the top 5 picks to get him, but it would be worth it.
I'm sure Murray would like to draft earlier but if you think it took a 3rd round pick to move from 18 to 15 last year, I'm not sure we have the assets to move from 9 into the top 6 and i don't think there is a huge difference between 7, 8 and 9 based on what is being said on TSN. Of course a way to do it would be trade to Spezza, but i think that's a terrible idea to do that for draft picks.
I wouldn't want us to give up our 2nd round pick because if we do, we have nothing after the first until about pick 100. Smith seems the most likely roster player to be moved and I suppose we could sign and deal either Comrie or Neil but I think that's unlikely, plus I'm not sure whether anybody in the top 5 would trade down to 9 for Smith and Comrie/Neil.
So if we stay at 9 it looks like we miss out on the considered sure things. What's left is probably Larsson, Kadri, Kulikov, Schroeder and Ellis. I don't see Murray drafting another small player and the feeling seems to be that Larsson is the guy Murray has his eyes on.
"So if we stay at 9 it looks like we miss out on the considered sure things. What's left is probably Larsson, Kadri, Kulikov, Schroeder and Ellis. I don't see Murray drafting another small player and the feeling seems to be that Larsson is the guy Murray has his eyes on."
UKsen what you said above makes the most sense they really don't have much to move up intothe top 5. All those guys could surely be available when the Senators draft it's too damn bad thestinking Leafs are ahead of them.
Well why not get that Svensson-Pajaarvi kid as a possible Alfie-replacement. I know he won't retire anytime soon, but hey even the 14"-hammer deserves some rest. Let him teach the fellow Swede. The kid played amazing during the Juniors and scouts say he makes everyone around him better, Son-of-a-Golden-God.
Only players in the top 5 are likely to be NHL ready (and probably not even all of those guys), so we aren't likely to get a player who will make an immediate impact.
Unless Murray wants to move Spezza, (not likely) we don't have much value to trade. That would be a funny trade though, say if Spezza went to the Islanders, seeing how that's where he came from, indirectly.
Damien Cox has a look at some players the Leafs might draft at #7 - some or all of these guys might be around for us at #9. The Spin
I may be a homer but I like Ryan Ellis, he may still be available at 9, he can move the puck from the back end, made the WJC team as the seventh defenseman/ power play specialist and work his way into a larger role.
Regular SeasonGP-57 G-22 A-67 P-89 +/- +52 PIM-57 PPG-11 SHG-2
Playoffs (thus far... not sure if this includes his OT game winner tonight against the Knights)GP-11 G-8 A-12 P-20 +/- +7 PIM-10 P-5 SHG-0
hmmmm Ryan Ellis.... I think I like your style Cooper.
I would love to see us draft another defenseman like Ellis, Kulikov, or Larsson so the whole puck-moving stud defenseman thing is put to rest for a long time, but with Murray looking at drafting a forward we'll probably end up with Kadri or something.