It would be pretty amazing to watch but I'm fine with drafting 6-12th. Drafting 1st overall is fun and all but it's time to start seeing some wins. Eberle and Hemsky are more than capable RWers. Someone else can take a turn at having the 1st pick
Hall - RNH - Eberle
Paajarvi - Gagner - Hemsky
That's pretty well rounded. Ideally Tambellini would find a way to replace Gagner with someone who has more size, can win a faceoff and match his 15ish goals and 45ish points a season. In a perfect world Gagner would just take his game to the next level and become that 20 goal/60 point center. It makes it easier to give him a break on the weak defensive play and faceoff% if he's putting up those types of numbers. A lot of Oilers fans have written him off but I still think he has it in him. This may be his 5th season but he's still just 22 years old. Eberle had 43 points in 69 games last season. Gagner is 8 months older and had 42 points in 68 games. If he wouldn't have been rushed into the league and been a 20 year old rookie like Eberle was, people would be much higher on him.
Yeah, that is pretty decent. Gagner isn't a true top-6 center yet, I see him more as a perfect fit for a 3rd line somewhere (wing or center), who can step into the top-6 if necessary (a la Chris Higgins/Brandon Sutter)..
I think Tambo's plan is to trade Gagner + another player who is good, but will maybe be an odd man out (Omark?) + 2nd/3rd for a top-2 defenseman and then draft a centerman at the next draft.
Galchenyuk will probably fall a bit due to his injury, so I could see something like that.
Plus, Tambo has some decent bottom-6 guys coming up like: Pitlick & Lander & Jones who can replace Gagner. And Ralaja is still around if one of the top-6 prospects don't work out.
I realize I am rambling a lot, but I'm going to keep going..
Gagner + Omark + 2nd for Bogosian + a 4th could be a good hockey deal. Bogosian has all the tools to be an elite defenseman, but hasn't been able to put it together in Atlanta/Winnipeg and they could use another center (Little - Burmistrov - Gagner isn't a bleak future). Omark would fit into their top-9 and PP.
And if Franson is really available, I think Tambo should throw Burke something. A 4th + Peckham or something.
Hall - RHN - Eberle
MSP - Galchenyuk - Hemsky
Lander - Belanger/Pitlick - Jones
Whitney - Bogosian
Smid - Gilbert
Barker - Potter/Franson
That's not a bad skeleton of players going into the future 2-3 years. Especially if Whitney can stay relatively healthy.