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Offline Zee

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Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2020, 08:37:01 PM »
Lafreniere and Matthews can happen.

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Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2020, 08:49:22 PM »
Detroit was on pace for just 45 points this season, easily the worst in the shootout era of hockey (Colorado's 48 points in 16/17 was the next lowest). Their level of crappiness really didn't seem to get talked about enough. And for that they get the 4th overall pick.

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Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2020, 10:15:55 PM »
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Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2020, 10:19:23 PM »

The "This proves the draft lottery is rigged!" takes popping up on Twitter are pretty special. The League clearly rigged things so Lafreniere wouldn't go to LA or an original 6 team like Detroit, no, they rigged it so they have no idea where he ends up so that people will watch a second draft lottery.

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Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2020, 10:30:40 PM »
If the RTP happens and the Leafs wind up with the first overall, would you trade down with Ottawa for 3+5 and their 2nd?

Instead of Lafreniere, it’ll be two of Byfield/Stutzle/Raymond/Rossi/Drysdale and someone like Wallinder/O’Rourke/Niemela
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Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2020, 10:34:08 PM »
If the RTP happens and the Leafs wind up with the first overall, would you trade down with Ottawa for 3+5 and their 2nd?

Instead of Lafreniere, it’ll be two of Byfield/Stutzle/Raymond/Rossi/Drysdale and someone like Wallinder/O’Rourke/Niemela

No. I'd trade the pick out of the division for good, young NHL-ready assets.
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Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2020, 10:38:01 PM »
If the RTP happens and the Leafs wind up with the first overall, would you trade down with Ottawa for 3+5 and their 2nd?

Instead of Lafreniere, it’ll be two of Byfield/Stutzle/Raymond/Rossi/Drysdale and someone like Wallinder/O’Rourke/Niemela

No. I'd trade the pick out of the division for good, young NHL-ready assets.

The tricky part with that would be finding those assets while still managing the cap. Especially since there's a good chance it'll essentially be flat for the next 3 seasons. I think I might be tempted to keep Lafreniere and try to make the most out of his ELC years.

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Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« Reply #37 on: June 27, 2020, 12:21:09 AM »
Detroit was on pace for just 45 points this season, easily the worst in the shootout era of hockey (Colorado's 48 points in 16/17 was the next lowest). Their level of crappiness really didn't seem to get talked about enough. And for that they get the 4th overall pick.

Yeah, an absolute breath-taking tank-job should garner you at least top-3. Luck-o-the-draw. Oilers and Devils have done much better with those ping-pong balls. Leafs even.

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Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« Reply #38 on: June 27, 2020, 12:45:06 AM »
Oh, crap, Taylor Hall's team could get 1st overall yet again.
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Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« Reply #39 on: June 27, 2020, 12:55:23 AM »
Senators fans are.... not taking this well.
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Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« Reply #40 on: June 27, 2020, 09:49:05 AM »
Senators fans are.... not taking this well.

After they pick Byfield, we'll all be hearing about how he's better than Matthews for the next 3 years...at which point he'll demand a trade, and then he'll be overrated garbage according to those same fans.

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Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« Reply #41 on: June 27, 2020, 10:01:01 AM »
I think I might be tempted to keep Lafreniere and try to make the most out of his ELC years.

x2. Leafs could always trade someone else in the top 6.

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Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« Reply #42 on: June 27, 2020, 10:04:12 AM »
Yeah, an absolute breath-taking tank-job should garner you at least top-3.

I think the idea is that the system is supposed to discourage breath taking tank jobs, to which I guess this is a good thing.

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Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2020, 10:20:04 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXRpylNa_Ew

I really can't get over this clip of Brian Burke complaining about how "unfair" it is that a team that may have had 25 more points than the Wings will pick ahead of them. I guarantee you he's said "life isn't fair" hundreds of times in his life when people were complaining about legitimately unbalanced stuff.

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Re: 2020 NHL Draft
« Reply #44 on: June 27, 2020, 11:43:31 AM »
Ottawa is still going to get some studs, but Lafreniere would be super ideal for them, given the Francophonie.

Once "team to be named" is revealed, I don't doubt that they offer the 2 picks to move up.