Feb 20, 2016
New York Rangers
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Leafs_and_Sens_Fan</b></div><div>Yeah just from an outsider perspective NYR would need to add to Lafreniere to get Eichel but not Fox and Strome that's too much.
Fox is already a top pairing defenceman and is only 22 years old...</div></div>
I don’t see rangers moving #1 because it is their first time ever with the pick. What everyone needs to keep in mind, is that even Gretzky was traded. Kings didn’t have to throw it robataille, duschene, Blake, etc. they did trade Carson who ended up only having one more great year (I mean times were very different back then with the amount of points players put up), their 7th overall selection, plus 3 firsts over the next 4 years. That’s essentially kakko, kravtsov/chytil, and 3 draft picks (that could be anything). If buffalo wants known items, ADA is a known quantity and a former 1st rounder, Strome albeit was carried by Panarin but it also seemed like he made some plays himself (Panarin did have HIS best year too playing with Strome) and is also a former 5th overall, chytil was a good find at 21st overall, I could definitely see a prospect like Robertson or Jones included as they were both good finds at their draft slots.
Everyone always expects these players to get hauls as a return, but you don’t always get quality for quality. You almost always get quantity that has SOME quality.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>athrin</b></div><div>every year the "consensus" the #1 ranked player is always compared to Crosby, McDavid ect ect, they did it with Hughes googly Jack Hughes compared to McDavid and there a articles of hockey annalists comparing him to McDavid, next year will be the same</div></div>
the difference is like i said, hughes is 5'9"-5'10" and 165 pounds, lafreniere is 6'1" 190. That's why I mentioned size. He's built better to make the jump to the NHL. Matthews was over 6' and 200 when he first started. McDavid was 6'1" 195 when he was drafted. Keep in mind, Lafreniere outproduced MacKinnon in the CHL, so while yes he may not be as good as MacKinnon overall (in terms of full potential) the talent is definitely there. In my mind, a very successful season from any 1st overall pick in the league would be 40-50 points on the third line, 50-60 on the second, and 60-70 on the first. You generally build from there