Rejoint: juill. 2018
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Just had a debate with a Sens fan who told me the Boucher pick made sense and it doesn’t matter if we drop 2 spots and pick a low ceiling guy because we won’t be able to re-sign everyone and we shouldn’t draft another high offensive ceiling player who’s going to cost a lot. What kind of thinking is this?
You always pick the best player there is. If you’re loaded at one position , then you do the Jones for Johansen or Hall for Larsson type of trade . And if you have too many players that are great, you package them for better players.
Also I did the thing and it makes a lot of sense. Let’s say you draft a high offensive ceiling player in the 22 draft. He plays 1 year in college or overseas. Then 3 years of ELC . Now you bridge him for 2-3 years while you compete . That’s 7 years from now where a guy like Batherson will be 29 and likely won’t be given a longterm contract that runs to his late 30s and you can afford your 2022 1st longterm
If you don’t think there’s a track record of that, look at what Tampa did to Cirelli, Sergachev and Cernak while Stamkos, Kucherov , Point, Vasi and McDonagh were signed longterm .