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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2017, 05:14:50 PM »
Most of them, save for Liljegren, are lefties. I was initially targeting RHD because they're the Left Handed Pitchers of the NHL and I consider that more valuable down the line.

I have to say, after watching this team over the last few weeks, I really think they need to go with best defenseman available and let Babcock's LD/RD fetish work itself out.

Which, honestly, is how 99% of major league managers will build a rotation.
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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2017, 09:41:39 PM »
Most of them, save for Liljegren, are lefties. I was initially targeting RHD because they're the Left Handed Pitchers of the NHL and I consider that more valuable down the line.

I have to say, after watching this team over the last few weeks, I really think they need to go with best defenseman available and let Babcock's LD/RD fetish work itself out.

Which, honestly, is how 99% of major league managers will build a rotation.

I agree, but our pipeline is pretty lopsided too.

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2017, 09:57:24 PM »
I agree, but our pipeline is pretty lopsided too.

Sure but the problem of having just way too many All-Star LHD seems like a bridge we can endeavor to cross when we get there.
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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2017, 10:15:40 PM »
I agree, but our pipeline is pretty lopsided too.

Sure but the problem of having just way too many All-Star LHD seems like a bridge we can endeavor to cross when we get there.

That'd be a nice problem. I just wouldn't mind having too many RHD, as they're more valuable (rarer) around the league and make for stronger trade chips. As it stands, I'm okay with the Leafs prioritizing non-wingers in the draft in general. If there's a tie breaker to be had at a slot, I'm leaning RHD.

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2017, 10:29:39 PM »
That'd be a nice problem. I just wouldn't mind having too many RHD, as they're more valuable (rarer) around the league and make for stronger trade chips.

There's a phrase about beggars being impeccable choosers that comes to mind.
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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #20 on: March 09, 2017, 03:32:58 AM »
That'd be a nice problem. I just wouldn't mind having too many RHD, as they're more valuable (rarer) around the league and make for stronger trade chips.

There's a phrase about beggars being impeccable choosers that comes to mind.

Draft picks are gifts?

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2017, 09:11:18 AM »
There's a phrase about beggars being impeccable choosers that comes to mind.

Going by the mechanics of the draft, I'm not sure it directly applies, but I understand the point you're making.

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2017, 12:30:16 PM »
We will be picking either 17th or 18th.

Unlikely, but hopefully:
Timothy Liljegren

Defenders that might be in our range in rounds 1 and 2:
Miro Heiskanen
Cale Makar
Juuso Välimäki
Cal Foote
Conor Timmins
Pierre-Olivier Joseph
Erik Brännström
Nicolas Hague
Josh Brook
Urho Vaakanainen
Henri Jokiharju

Also open to feeding our pick + prospect to jump into the top 10, say... Detroit's 7th, as they need to rebuild, or JvR to New Jersey for their 5th + whatever because they need affordable scoring and a reason to put bums in seats sooner rather than later.

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2017, 01:11:34 PM »
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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #24 on: April 24, 2017, 01:19:52 PM »
We will be picking either 17th or 18th.

Unlikely, but hopefully:
Timothy Liljegren

Defenders that might be in our range in rounds 1 and 2:
Miro Heiskanen
Cale Makar
Juuso Välimäki
Cal Foote
Conor Timmins
Pierre-Olivier Joseph
Erik Brännström
Nicolas Hague
Josh Brook
Urho Vaakanainen
Henri Jokiharju

Also open to feeding our pick + prospect to jump into the top 10, say... Detroit's 7th, as they need to rebuild, or JvR to New Jersey for their 5th + whatever because they need affordable scoring and a reason to put bums in seats sooner rather than later.

Liljegren has actually dropped in a few rankings.  The one on NHL.com now has him listed as the 6th best European skater (http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectbrowse.htm?cat=2&sort=finalRank&year=2017).  If there's any chance he drops that far, I would take him.  Barring that, Cal Foote and Cale Makar I'd be interested in (although the latter is on the smaller size).

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2017, 01:22:06 PM »

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2017, 01:33:32 PM »
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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2017, 09:03:44 PM »
We will be picking either 17th or 18th.

Unlikely, but hopefully:
Timothy Liljegren

Defenders that might be in our range in rounds 1 and 2:
Miro Heiskanen
Cale Makar
Juuso Välimäki
Cal Foote
Conor Timmins
Pierre-Olivier Joseph
Erik Brännström
Nicolas Hague
Josh Brook
Urho Vaakanainen
Henri Jokiharju

Also open to feeding our pick + prospect to jump into the top 10, say... Detroit's 7th, as they need to rebuild, or JvR to New Jersey for their 5th + whatever because they need affordable scoring and a reason to put bums in seats sooner rather than later.

It looks like a pretty good year to be drafting mid-1st. There's a sizable pool of promising defenseman prospects from which, hopefully, a good scouting department will find someone who'll turn out.   

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2017, 09:02:54 AM »
It looks like a pretty good year to be drafting mid-1st. There's a sizable pool of promising defenseman prospects from which, hopefully, a good scouting department will find someone who'll turn out.

There's always money in the Banana Stand.

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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2017, 10:06:34 AM »
It looks like a pretty good year to be drafting mid-1st. There's a sizable pool of promising defenseman prospects from which, hopefully, a good scouting department will find someone who'll turn out.

There's always money in the Banana Stand.

Let's light it on fire!  Go Leafs drafting!
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Re: 2017 Draft Watch
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2017, 10:06:34 AM »