The 2020 NHL Draft takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Day 1 will begin at 7:00 p.m. ET and run for three hours, while Day 2 will begin at 11:30 a.m. and run throughout the day. The Toronto Maple Leafs traded their first-round pick, but gained another to have the 15th and 44th picks in the first two rounds and nine picks from the fourth round.
First round: 15th
Second round: 44th
Fourth round: 106th, 122nd
Fifth round: 153rd
Sixth round: 168th, 177th, 180th
Seventh round: 189th, 195th, 211th
Kyle Dubas has been labeled as a ‘down trade guy’ even though he’s only done it once as the team’s GM (three times if you include twice in 2015 as as Co-Managing Director with Mark Hunter). That stereotype aside, it will probably be a good idea for the Leafs to move up from 15th pick in the draft this year.
There’s a clear top 11 in this year’s draft – Alexis Lafreniere, Quinton Byfield, Lucas Raymond, Marco Rossi, Tim Stutzle, Jamie Drysdale, Cole Perfetti, Alexander Holtz, Jack Quinn, Anton Lundell, Yaroslav Askarov, in something like this order . There’s a pretty decent drop from 12th place with the next 40 prospects all in the same lineup as each other, depending on team and personal preferences. If teams above the Leafs don’t reach and allow someone like Rossi, Lundell or Askarov to fall, it would be a smart move for the team to fall back a few boxes if a player they like can be taken later, especially if it reaches for them at 15 leaves too much value on the board.
Katya did an analysis on trading around the first round a few weeks ago, so we have some data on what trading downside will likely cost. I’m going to take their work a step further and look at teams with choices in the desired ranges and come up with something like a conversion table.
Based on Katya’s work, teams that trade a pick around 14-16 will move up about five spots and get an additional pick in the middle range of second to third (36th to 65th). More choices were 53rd or 58th.
Eligible exchange teams
3e, 5e, 28e
Second round: 33rd, 52nd, 59th, 61st
Third round: 64th, 71st
The Senses have a lot (A LOT) of picks, including three second round next season. There is a big gap between 5th and 28th place and the Sens have been clear saying they won’t make all the picks they have after 5th overall. If they want to turn some of their second round picks into another first round where they can get a good free winger, the Leafs will surely be a voluntary party.
First round: 17th
Second round: 46th
Third round: 79th, 81st
Chicago doesn’t have much of a choice for a rebuilding team, but if they want to move up a few spots if there’s a player they specifically want to attack, they have two-thirds they might be willing to part ways with. to succeed. . They also have a fourth, fifth and sixth if a third is too high a price. Maybe they’ll enjoy a seventh round pick?
Red Wings de Detroit
Second round: 32nd, 45th, 55th
Third round: 63rd, 65th
Detroit is another team with a big gap between their first pick and last picks. They also have several second and third rounds. Going down from 17 picks is a pretty big drop, so it will definitely cost a really good pick to do so.
Second round: 36th
Third round: 67th
It’s in my contract to urge Kyle Dubas to take the 67th pick. Getting 27th seems like a reasonable treat to get there.
Rangers of New York
1 series, 22e
Third round: 72nd, 92nd
Will coffee be good in New York on Tuesday morning? If they’re feeling rowdy, they might want to take a big hit in round one and stick around until round five. It will depend on whether there is someone they want to target. All Rangers fans have said the team needs crosses. There are a few in the Leafs lineup that might not fall in 22nd (Dawson Mercer, Dylan Holloway, Seth Jarvis).
First round: 16th
Second round: 46th, 47th, 57th
Third round: 78th
Fourth round: 98th, 102nd, 109th
If the Canadiens want to earn a spot, it will likely cost them one of their fourth round picks.
Possible reduction targets
20 to 25
- Rodion Amirov, LW, KHL
- Connor Zary, C, WHL
- Mavrik Bourque, C, QMJHL
- Lukas Reichel, LW, DEL
- John-Jason Peterka, LW, DEL
26 to 35
- Marat Khusnutdinov, C, KHL
- William Wallinder, LD, Allsvenskan
- Helge Grans, RD, SHL
- Noel Gunlar, RW, SHL
- Ozzy Wiesblatt, RW, WHL
- Brigs and I have a post on this at 9am;)
- Daniil Gushchin, AD, USHL
- Roni Hirvonen, C, Ligue
- Tristen Robins, C / RW, WHL
- Joni Jurmo, LD, League
- Brandon Coe, RW, OHL
- Zayde Wisdom, RW, OHL
- Sean Farrell, LW, USHL
- Veeti Miettinen, RW, NCAA
And that’s all before swapping Andreas Johnsson or Travis Dermott!
Various hockey divisions
The Dallas Stars yesterday signed a two-year deal with Andrej Sekera for an AAV of $ 1.5 million. Is it perhaps the defensive defenders market over 30 meh?
The NHL dot com website posted the Olli Maatta for the Brad Morrison trade before anyone announced or broke it.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are a week short of winning the Stanley Cup and are back in cap save mode. Tyler Johnson has started to be coaxed into giving up his no-trade clause.
Learn that Tampa Bay has spoken to Tyler Johnson’s camp about working together on a possible move. Johnson has a full no-trade clause. Let’s see where it goes.
– Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 5, 2020
Listen to me: a tandem of Matt Murray and Henrik Lundqvist for a total of $ 5 million. I guarantee it’s better than any tandem that looks like two Jack Campbells.
I still love to compete. I still love the game and always want to WIN!
– Henrik Lundqvist (@ HLundqvist30) October 4, 2020