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Habs trade down

Habs trade down

Draft Class: 2024
Created By: SlafEnjoyer
Published: May 10 at 3:44 a.m.
ROUND 1TEAMORIGINALPLAYERDETAILS
1Logo of the San Jose Sharks-It's not called Tankin' for Macklin for nothing
2Logo of the Chicago Blackhawks-Hawks fan may have a heart attack reading this, but adding Demidov to an already small forward core (Bedard and Nazar) would not be good when they make the playoffs in a few years. Levshunov will be a great D-man in the future, they won't regret this.
3Logo of the Anaheim Ducks-Drafting Demidov is too great a chance to pass up on at 3 overall, but Anaheim needs another elite defenseman after trading Drysdale to the Flyers. They may cause a surprise and pick a D-man and Demidov could slip down. I still expect them to draft him if he is available.
4Logo of the Columbus Blue Jackets-Colombus is a bit of a wild card in this draft as they do not have a GM at this moment. They may take a forward or a defenseman, but Lindstrom and his size would be too great to pass up on. They could still take an elite D-man, as they are abundant this year.
5Logo of the Montreal Canadiens-The Habs need a forward this year, and would absolutely like to draft Lindstrom, but if he isn't available at 5, The Athletic suggested they trade down with Calgary for a 1st round pick next year. With this pick, Calgary would select Jarome's son, improving their attack.
7Logo of the Ottawa Senators-Ottawa needs a lot to help them, but they need a RD more than a LD, as they already have Kleven, Ostapchuk and Jarventie in the pipeline
8Logo of the Seattle Kraken-This is a D-heavy draft, Buium could be a top 3 pick in another year so Seattle should be happy to get a LD that they need
9Logo of the Calgary Flames-With Calgary's pick, the Habs should select Sennecke, who at 6.2 could help them as a strong middle 6.
10Logo of the New Jersey Devils-New Jersey drafted a lot of defensemen recently, so a good middle 6 center like Catton would help them be a cup-contending team in a few years. They could also take Helenius here, as the 2 are a bit similar.
11Logo of the Buffalo Sabres-Another defenseman who is impossible to predict where he will fall, but at 6.3 he will be a good addition to the Sabres. Maybe someday they will make the playoffs. Someday.
12Logo of the Philadelphia Flyers-Helenius could go higher and they might take Eiserman here, but the Flyers need another center, which could be well served by Helenius. Helenius could fall lower, though, as he as a high ceiling and a low floor.
13Logo of the Minnesota Wild-Eiserman really fell off in most mock drafts, for good reasons, but the Wild could take a chance and select him as their needs at the blue line have been helped with Faber.
14Logo of the San Jose SharksLogo of the Pittsburgh PenguinsConnely is one of the best players in this draft in my opinion and without his caracter flaws could be a top 5 pick. But being who he is, I personaly wouldn't touch him with a 10-foot pole. His talent is such, though, that San Jose could select this good RW as a bit of a steal to play as a good top 6, if he improves his moral side. But he could still drop further if nobody wants to pick him because of his caracter flaws.
15Logo of the Detroit Red Wings-Detroit needs a good winger, so either Greentree or the Norwegian Bransegg-Nygard could really help them. Greentree at 6.2 could help bring even more height to Detroit.
16Logo of the St. Louis Blues-Great defenseman who will probably be drafed before 16 overall, but there's too many of them to really know. St-Louis needs a D-man, so if somebody as good as Yakemchuk falls here the team will be very happy.
17Logo of the Washington Capitals-After Connelly and Yakemchuk, it becomes impossible to predict which team will choose whom. Brandsegg-Nygard is a good forward who will go in the top 20 I believe.
18Logo of the New York Islanders-
19Logo of the Vegas Golden Knights-
20Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksLogo of the Tampa Bay LightningIf Chicago takes a D-man at 2nd, then Boisvert could be a good option for depth as a good middle 6 center. Boivert is a player who could even go in the top 20. If Chicago takes Demidov, then they will take a defenseman like Jiricek here.
21Logo of the Los Angeles Kings-
22Logo of the Nashville Predators-
23Logo of the Toronto Maple Leafs-Kiviharju is a good defenseman who could help Toronto's defense in a few years if he stays healty. Toronto's management could have a shakeup in the next weeks, so this pick is another unpredictable one.
24Logo of the Anaheim DucksLogo of the Edmonton Oilers
25Logo of the Colorado Avalanche-
26Logo of the Ottawa SenatorsLogo of the Boston Bruins
27Logo of the Montreal CanadiensLogo of the Winnipeg JetsThis pick could be at 24 to 27, depending on where in the playoffs the Avs and the Bruins go, but if he is available, the Habs should pick Lane's brother, who looks like could be as good as him. If he isn't, a tall forward like Boivert or Massé or maybe Nygard should be taken. They could make a surprise and select Justin Poirier, a very underestimated player in the Q.
28Logo of the Carolina Hurricanes-
29Logo of the Calgary FlamesLogo of the Vancouver Canucks
30Logo of the Philadelphia FlyersLogo of the Florida Panthers
31Logo of the Dallas Stars-
32Logo of the New York Rangers-
ROUND 2TEAMORIGINALPLAYERDETAILS
33Logo of the San Jose Sharks-
34Logo of the Chicago Blackhawks-
35Logo of the Anaheim Ducks-
36Logo of the Philadelphia FlyersLogo of the Columbus Blue Jackets
37Logo of the Winnipeg JetsLogo of the Montreal Canadiens
39Logo of the Ottawa Senators-
40Logo of the Seattle Kraken-
41Logo of the Calgary Flames-
42Logo of the San Jose SharksLogo of the New Jersey Devils
43Logo of the Buffalo Sabres-
44Logo of the Pittsburgh PenguinsLogo of the Philadelphia Flyers
45Logo of the Minnesota Wild-
46Logo of the Pittsburgh Penguins-
47Logo of the Detroit Red Wings-
48Logo of the St. Louis Blues-
49Logo of the Arizona CoyotesLogo of the Washington Capitals
50Logo of the New York Islanders-
51Logo of the Philadelphia Flyers-
52Logo of the Washington CapitalsLogo of the Vegas Golden Knights
53Logo of the Nashville PredatorsLogo of the Tampa Bay Lightning
54Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksLogo of the Los Angeles Kings
55Logo of the Nashville Predators-
56Logo of the St. Louis BluesLogo of the Toronto Maple Leafs
57Logo of the Edmonton Oilers-
58Logo of the Montreal CanadiensLogo of the Colorado AvalancheJustin Poirier could be this year's most underated prospect, as he could go as low as the 5th round, but this season he was the first player since Sidney Crosby to score 50 goals in a season in the Q. Yes he is 5.7, but he could be very good NHL player given the opportunity. The CH could gamble here and select him in the 2nd round.
59Logo of the Anaheim DucksLogo of the Boston Bruins
60Logo of the Nashville PredatorsLogo of the Winnipeg Jets
61Logo of the Carolina Hurricanes-
62Logo of the Chicago BlackhawksLogo of the Vancouver Canucks
63Logo of the Arizona CoyotesLogo of the Florida Panthers
64Logo of the Calgary FlamesLogo of the Dallas Stars
65Logo of the Seattle KrakenLogo of the New York Rangers
May 10 at 8:20 a.m.
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On the Justin Poirier comment: Many players have scored 50 goals in a season in the QMJHL since Crosby.
May 10 at 9:46 a.m.
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I've never understood properly i guess... but how are the oilers avs and bruins not alrdy picking behind WPG? None of them won their division but they all advanced past round 1
May 10 at 11:32 a.m.
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Quoting: BigBadBurke
I've never understood properly i guess... but how are the oilers avs and bruins not alrdy picking behind WPG? None of them won their division but they all advanced past round 1


Only picks 29-32 are set by how the team does in the Playoffs. Which ever 4 teams move past this round will get them. Then the other 12 playoff teams are sorted by regular season standings.
May 10 at 2:15 p.m.
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Quoting: KentMcNally
On the Justin Poirier comment: Many players have scored 50 goals in a season in the QMJHL since Crosby.


Yes, I should have specified he was the first since Crosby to do it at 17. Other players that have scored 50 at 17 in the Q include Daniel Brière, Martin Turgeon and Mario Lemieux. If he wasn't 5.8 he would be talked a lot more about, I see a bit of Marchessault in him, as he also was underated because of his size.
May 13 at 10:31 p.m.
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Quoting: Shaun80
Only picks 29-32 are set by how the team does in the Playoffs. Which ever 4 teams move past this round will get them. Then the other 12 playoff teams are sorted by regular season standings.


The teams that did not qualify for the playoffs the previous season (picks 1–16)
The teams that made the playoffs in the previous season but did not win either their division in the regular season or play in the Conference Finals (picks 17–24 up to 28)
The teams that won their divisions in the previous season but did not play in the Conference Finals (potentially picks 25–28)
The teams that lose in Conference Finals (picks 29 and 30)
The team that was the runner-up in the Stanley Cup Finals (pick 31)
The team that won the Stanley Cup in the previous season (pick 32)

wouldn't this look like WPG getting 24th pick?
May 13 at 10:38 p.m.
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The teams that did not qualify for the playoffs the previous season (picks 1–16)
The teams that made the playoffs in the previous season but did not win either their division in the regular season or play in the Conference Finals (picks 17–24 up to 28)
The teams that won their divisions in the previous season but did not play in the Conference Finals (potentially picks 25–28)
The teams that lose in Conference Finals (picks 29 and 30)
The team that was the runner-up in the Stanley Cup Finals (pick 31)
The team that won the Stanley Cup in the previous season (pick 32)

wouldn't this look like WPG getting 24th pick?


32 goes to the Stanley cup winner
31 goes to the runner up
29&30 go to the conference finalists based on regular season standings
17-28 are all based on regular season standings
Winning the Conference in the regular season has nothing to do with the draft order.
Winnipegs pick is either 26 or 27th, only 26th if Colorado beats dallas
 
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