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With all the pressure to not lose 50 games again next year and Benning being on his last year of his contract and the millions now paid for successful GM's and the draft held in Vancouver and that the CBA may cancel the 2021 season in September after the draft and Free Agency day July 1. And the Seattle expansion.

 

With all that happening the value of the 2020 draft must be considered and planned for.

 

Many teams will be (tanking) positioning for higher picks in that year one quick dip into that deep pool and revamped, two to four years (2 1rst - 2 2nds) of rebuilding in one

Will Benning trade away 2020 picks for help now, sell out the future, a future he may not see for temporary immediate success, make the playoffs. To help improve his resume for future million dollar contracts? Possibly even Seattle.

 

Having two or three 2020 1rst round picks or even second rounders in the 40's may alter a franchise for years speeding up rebuilds or retools. Already there are 4 or 5 players listed as "can't miss" future super stars and at least one better than Crosby.

 

What do you think Benning should do?

What is right for the team and trade for next year's picks? This would solidify the future core for 10 years as all the kids will be within 3 years of age except Horvat.

Trade next years picks for players? Many teams are looking to off load contracts so some player may be cheap, a 2020 2nd round or something like that, Zaitsev for a 2020 2nd?

Trade FOR next year's picks? Even 2nd/3rd rounders may be like late first rounders and if there is no hockey in 2021 then the next draft will be like the Crosby draft and use the last years standings but all the kids will get that year to bulk up and practice pro hockey.

Same all as the last years? Nothing? Benning has been silent in the draft since coming here, i don't think he can do that this year, i think he will want his name remembered for getting the first overall, that undersized guy, Hughes, maybe a Boeser and Horvat for Hughes deal, then he has brothers ala Sedins and the team's first ever #1 drafted player

 

Will he make a splash, sit on his hands and say "they only wanted our good players"

 

Next years draft a #45 might be the same as a #10 this year.

 

Pretty sure this is not a trade forum subject, nor is it a GM/Proposal subject, it is a Canuck disscussion much along the lines of jersey colors, orr vs Boeser, today in history

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2 minutes ago, milk and honey said:

2003 draft I thought was the best draft until 2013

 

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2003.

 

Found this about that year and it may be pertinent in 3 weeks.

 

If you were a NHL general manager in ’03, you could probably close your eyes, toss a rock in any direction and hit a stud square in the gullet. Unless you have the worst luck ever or took the Maple Leafs’ ’65 Draft approach.

They trade away all their draft picks that year.

 

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24 minutes ago, ItTakesAnArmy said:

2003.

 

Found this about that year and it may be pertinent in 3 weeks.

 

If you were a NHL general manager in ’03, you could probably close your eyes, toss a rock in any direction and hit a stud square in the gullet. Unless you have the worst luck ever or took the Maple Leafs’ ’65 Draft approach.

They trade away all their draft picks that year.

 

Flash forward a few years from 2003.  And what do we see?  The lockout.


It was what followed the lockout that made so many dominant HOCKEY players stand out from that draft.

 

That small window where the refs called everything.  The red line offside was eliminated.  The game opened up!


We saw real hockey players playing hockey for the first time in a long time.  Its no secret that the open game is what helped The Sedins take off.

 

It was that 3/4's of a regular season following the dead puck and Devil' trap eras that really made this particular draft group, all hitting their prime at the same time, shine.

 

I want to see a major overhaul in officiating and open the game up again.  It was glorious.


With all of the speed and pure talent coming up right now, it could be incredibly glorious again.

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4 minutes ago, DADDYROCK said:

We have to remember that soon Seattle will be coming into the league and we must be very careful with player management.

Seattle can only take one player from us (4th best dman or 8th best forward or supposed backup goalie). We will be fine as long as we don't give up more on top of this to "protect" more players.

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1 hour ago, xereau said:

Flash forward a few years from 2003.  And what do we see?  The lockout.


It was what followed the lockout that made so many dominant HOCKEY players stand out from that draft.

 

That small window where the refs called everything.  The red line offside was eliminated.  The game opened up!


We saw real hockey players playing hockey for the first time in a long time.  Its no secret that the open game is what helped The Sedins take off.

 

It was that 3/4's of a regular season following the dead puck and Devil' trap eras that really made this particular draft group, all hitting their prime at the same time, shine.

 

I want to see a major overhaul in officiating and open the game up again.  It was glorious.


With all of the speed and pure talent coming up right now, it could be incredibly glorious again.

Gone are the days when 31 year olds got 10 million dollar contracts as well, can believe there was such a time not too long ago. 

 

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7 hours ago, Lancaster said:

They say the same thing every year.

I remember hearing about how the '99 draft year was very strong going in too.  

03 was was when ANA got Getzlaff and Perry 

 

E Stall Kesler Shea Weber Bergeron Parise Suter Phaneuf Pavelski and Burns  on and on Seabrook Lou Erickson Backes 

 

Loaded draft. Easily best draft ever.

 

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9 hours ago, ItTakesAnArmy said:

2003.

 

Found this about that year and it may be pertinent in 3 weeks.

 

If you were a NHL general manager in ’03, you could probably close your eyes, toss a rock in any direction and hit a stud square in the gullet. Unless you have the worst luck ever or took the Maple Leafs’ ’65 Draft approach.

They trade away all their draft picks that year.

 

It was only deep until the third round.  The best player taken in round 3 was Clarke MacArthur.  Also, in the second round 23 players didn't even play 100 games in the NHL.  So although there were a few studs taken in the 2nd round that would normally have been 1st rounders, it wasn't to the point as you stated that you could throw a rock in any direction and get a legit NHL'er in the second round.

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