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Jul 11, 2020
Detroit Red Wings
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>NYRFan92360244</b></div><div>Over past 25 years...20 top-5 picks have been traded.
2003: 1st, 3rd
2002: 1st, 3rd, 4th
1999: 1st, 2nd, 4th
1998: 1st, 2nd, 3rd
So the last pick traded at the draft, when the team knew which position it was in was 2004. That's pre salary cap and I would not count that as recent.
I admire your optimism, but dont think itll happen man, sorry.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>mhockey91</b></div><div>I hate the caps and I don’t think they lost that deal yet. I think Mantha has breakout potential. I hope you’re right, but I think that could be a very good deal for Washington</div></div>
Mantha should fit fantastically in their system. His stats this year undersell him, on the PP for example he is the only threatening shooting option Detroit had, so he was frequently very well defended, on Washington he will be 1 of many threats on the 2nd PP unit, in a full season with the caps he should comfortably get 30.
Detroit got a great return, but we won't be able to fully judge until we see the Vrana contract and who they select with the draft picks. This draft is a bit of a crapshoot, so they could concievably whiff on a late first, or pick a Pastrnak type.
Initially id agree, but as a caps fan I wouldnt get angry until around the time when Mantha's contract is expiring, by then you know what the picks are, can compare Mantha and Vrana's play on their new teams - personally I look at it as a bit of a win-win.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Reason</b></div><div>It’s already been verified VAN will spend to the cap, can’t remember which insider was talking about it, think it may have been Dhaliwal.
No question VAN is not in an idea cap situation, but keep in mind in 2021-2022 VAN will have some combination of: Podkolzin, Hoglander, Lind, MacEwen, Rathbone, Rafferty and Juolevi all playing on the team on ECL’s or cheap contracts, that provides some level of flexibility.
Don’t get me wrong I think the team will likely have to rid a bad contract or two, but this team is not going to be contenders for another 2-4 years. Not much of a point in paying super high costs to move out costly pieces right now when that price will drop with one less year on the contracts, unless of course you believe you can win now.</div></div>
Right, and where I am coming from is that the deal proposed above would be reasonable sufficient flexibility. It's nothing major for Vancouver to lose.