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Question for Ottawa fans

Created by: MCfubar
Initial Creation Date: Jan 19, 2020
Published: Jan 19 at 4:59 pm
Team: 2020-21 Detroit Red Wings
Team Explanation
Odds are not in this happening, but...
If Detroit gets the 1st pick in the draft and Ottawa gets #2 & #12, would Ottawa trade their two picks to draft Lafreniere?
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Athanasiou, Andreas2$4,250,000
Bertuzzi, Tyler5$5,250,000
Bowey, Madison3$1,750,000
Ehn, Christoffer2$1,250,000
Erne, Adam2$1,750,000
Fabbri, Robby3$3,250,000
Hirose, Taro2$1,150,000
Mantha, Anthony7$6,750,000
Svechnikov, Evgeny2$1,250,000
Turgeon, Dominic2$995,000
Wood, Kyle2$995,000
Trades
DET
  1. Skjei, Brady
  2. Wall, Tyler [Reserve List]
NYR
  1. Athanasiou, Andreas
  2. 2020 5th round pick (DET)
Buyouts
  • Stephen Weiss: $1,666,667
  • Frans Nielsen: $3,416,667
Buried
  • Henrik Zetterberg: $5,008,333 ($6,083,333)
  • Taro Hirose: $75,000 ($1,150,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
DET
DET
WSH
DET
SJS
DET
DET
2021
DET
DET
DET
VGK
DET
DET
DET
DET
2022
DET
DET
DET
DET
DET
DET
DET
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$82,500,000$72,452,498$0$2,865,000$10,047,502
Left WingCenterRight Wing
DET
Bertuzzi, Tyler
$5,250,000
LW, RW
RFA
DET
Larkin, Dylan
$6,100,000
C, LW
UFA - 3
DET
Mantha, Anthony
$6,750,000
RW, LW
RFA
DET
Zadina, Filip
$894,167
LW, RW
RFA - 2
DET
Filppula, Valtteri
$3,000,000
C, LW
NTC
UFA - 1
DET
Fabbri, Robby
$3,250,000
LW, C
RFA
DET
Svechnikov, Evgeny
$1,250,000
LW
RFA
DET
Rasmussen, Michael
$894,166
LW, C, RW
RFA - 1
DET
Glendening, Luke
$1,800,000
C, RW, LW
UFA - 1
DET
Smith, Givani
$714,166
LW
RFA - 1
DET
Ehn, Christoffer
$1,250,000
C, LW
RFA
DET
Erne, Adam
$1,750,000
LW, RW
RFA
DET
Abdelkader, Justin
$4,250,000
LW, RW
NTC
UFA - 3
DET
Helm, Darren
$3,850,000
C, LW, RW
UFA - 1
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
NYR
Skjei, Brady
$5,250,000
LD
UFA - 4
DET
Hronek, Filip
$714,166
RD
RFA - 1
DET
Bernier, Jonathan
$3,000,000
G
UFA - 1
DET
DeKeyser, Danny
$5,000,000
LD
NTC
UFA - 2
DET
Seider, Moritz
$925,000
RD
RFA - 2
DET
Pickard, Calvin
$750,000
G
UFA - 1
DET
Nemeth, Patrik
$3,000,000
LD
UFA - 1
DET
Bowey, Madison
$1,750,000
RD
RFA
DET
Cholowski, Dennis
$894,166
LD
RFA - 1

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Jan 19 at 5:03
#1
Burgers and Hockey
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Probably not. Byfield's almost as good option as Lafreniere is.
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Jan 19 at 5:08
#2
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No. There's a gap between Lafreniere and Byfield, but Byfield is still going to be a legitimate superstar centre, which they haven't had since Spezza.

Add in the fact that there will still be some studs available at 12th, Ottawa would be better off keeping the two picks.

Also have you watched the Sharks? No chance that pick falls out of the top ten.
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Jan 19 at 5:08
#3
math731
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Quoting: BurgerBoss
Probably not. Byfield's almost as good option as Lafreniere is.


Stutzle too... I think a team like DET might take Stutzle instead of Byfield if they have the choice. The top 3 is really solid this year.
Jan 19 at 5:36
#4
Burgers and Hockey
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Quoting: math731
Stutzle too... I think a team like DET might take Stutzle instead of Byfield if they have the choice. The top 3 is really solid this year.


Well Wings seem to like their Germans... Just drafted Seider and all.
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Jan 19 at 5:40
#5
Joined: Aug 2017
Posts: 52
Likes: 14
Stutzle>Byfield
Jan 19 at 6:05
#6
Hawks and Isles Fan
Joined: May 2018
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Quoting: math731
Stutzle too... I think a team like DET might take Stutzle instead of Byfield if they have the choice. The top 3 is really solid this year.


Quoting: tnperk
Stutzle>Byfield


That would be quite the coup
Jan 19 at 6:41
#7
Will9739
Joined: Jun 2016
Posts: 202
Likes: 35
Quoting: math731
Stutzle too... I think a team like DET might take Stutzle instead of Byfield if they have the choice. The top 3 is really solid this year.


As long as the Wings don’t fall out of the top three they’re in good shape.
Jan 19 at 6:56
#8
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 4,326
Likes: 1,072
I can't see Ottawa moving 2 and say 12 but is it possible they draft Byfield or stutz and move the 12th pick for other pieces, maybe.
Jan 19 at 7:02
#9
Joined: Dec 2017
Posts: 5,573
Likes: 1,563
Detroit has drafted 1 German both Edmonton and Pittsburgh have drafted 2 each recently. The only way Detroit takes Stutzle is if they end up with the 3rd pick. Lafreniere has put a good amount of distance between him and Byfield. I do agree with Claesson4Norris that Byfield is going to be a superstar. If it was a toss up between Lafreniere and Byfield I think Detroit would take Byfield because center is their weakest forward position. It's not even so you have to take best available and that is Lafreniere. Now who do you take at #4?
Jan 19 at 7:17
#10
Matthew Bailey
Joined: Sep 2019
Posts: 337
Likes: 107
Quoting: aedoran
Detroit has drafted 1 German both Edmonton and Pittsburgh have drafted 2 each recently. The only way Detroit takes Stutzle is if they end up with the 3rd pick. Lafreniere has put a good amount of distance between him and Byfield. I do agree with Claesson4Norris that Byfield is going to be a superstar. If it was a toss up between Lafreniere and Byfield I think Detroit would take Byfield because center is their weakest forward position. It's not even so you have to take best available and that is Lafreniere. Now who do you take at #4?


Stutzle hopefully if he's available, which I think there is a good chance he will be. Rossi might be a good option as well, he's scoring at a pace better than Laf. You can't really go wrong with Raymond either at 4. One of Stutzle, Rossi, and Raymond will be available, and I would be happy with any of them.
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Jan 19 at 7:47
#11
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Quoting: wingss
Stutzle hopefully if he's available, which I think there is a good chance he will be. Rossi might be a good option as well, he's scoring at a pace better than Laf. You can't really go wrong with Raymond either at 4. One of Stutzle, Rossi, and Raymond will be available, and I would be happy with any of them.


I have Stutzel above Raymond because he can play center. What about Askarov and Drysdale? I ask because those are the 2 positions that need the most work.
Jan 20 at 2:04
#12
Matthew Bailey
Joined: Sep 2019
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Quoting: aedoran
I have Stutzel above Raymond because he can play center. What about Askarov and Drysdale? I ask because those are the 2 positions that need the most work.


I have Stutzle above Raymond as well, as I have basically all year. I think his numbers don't lie, and as you said, the fact he could play center really intrigues me. I'm not a fan of drafting goalies anywhere in lottery picks, especially our top 4 pick, so that eliminates Askarov for me. Even though he's a really special prospect, goaltenders can come out of the 3rd or 4th round and be studs as well, a lot more often than players can. I would love Drysdale if he was a lefty and still can't completely eliminate us from picking him at 4th, but we already have Seider and Hronek on that right side. And yes goaltender and defense do need a lot of work, but I think we need at least one or more high end players at literally every position, so I don't think we should draft based on position, and for me that bumps Askarov and Drysdale out of the top 4.
Jan 21 at 3:16
#13
StevieY19!!
Joined: Jun 2019
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Quoting: wingss
I have Stutzle above Raymond as well, as I have basically all year. I think his numbers don't lie, and as you said, the fact he could play center really intrigues me. I'm not a fan of drafting goalies anywhere in lottery picks, especially our top 4 pick, so that eliminates Askarov for me. Even though he's a really special prospect, goaltenders can come out of the 3rd or 4th round and be studs as well, a lot more often than players can. I would love Drysdale if he was a lefty and still can't completely eliminate us from picking him at 4th, but we already have Seider and Hronek on that right side. And yes goaltender and defense do need a lot of work, but I think we need at least one or more high end players at literally every position, so I don't think we should draft based on position, and for me that bumps Askarov and Drysdale out of the top 4.


Ya and after the WJC I've seen Askarov and Drysdale drop a lot in projections. Askarov didn't have the best tournament. I agree with not drafting him. Way too big of a risk. You can get either Marc-Andre Fleury or Rick DePietro (Both 1st overall goalies).
 
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