Monday, August 16, 2021

Flames First Round Draft Picks Since 2000 AKA Trade Four Picks For Eichel Like What Is The Hold Up Treliving I Don't Get It

The internet says the asking price for Eichel is four first round picks or equivalent. Like, that's free. 

2000: Brent Krahn - meh, top 10 pick

2001: Chuck Kobasew - depth guy, (600 games played)

2002: Eric Nystrom - depth, top 10 pick, (almost 600 played)

2003: Dion - NHLer, top 10 pick

2004: Kris Chucko - cucoo pick 

2005: Matt Pelech - can't remember if he even played without googling

2006: Leland Irving - meh

2007: Backlund - NHLer

2008: Greg Nemisz - nother fringe guy 

2009: Tim Erixon - fuck this guy, didn't make it, eat a dick Erixon

2010: traded

2011: Sven Baertschi - total pussy 

2012: Jankowski - he's still in the league, right? Depth guy

2013: Sean Monahan - I like this guy more than most, I must admit. Big soft spot for him; warrior. NHLer, Top 10 pick  

2014: Sam Bennett - middle six guy, NHLer, top 10 pick

2015: traded

2016: Mattew Tkachuk - NHLer, Top 10 pick

2017: Juuso Valimaki - jury is out

2018: traded

2019: Jakob Pelletier - too early

2020: Connar Zary - too early

2021: Matt Coronato - too early


Like, wtf? If they aren't top 10 picks they aren't going to be impact guys. Most of the top 10's the Flames have drafted have turned in to NHLers of various impact. Are the Flames going to be drafting in the top 10 if you get Eichel? The whole point of getting Eichel is that you won't be drafting in the top 10's. 

Anyway, I guess he is worried if he trades all his picks, that super kid that is coming up is going to end up being drafted by one of them. 

Would trade them 2017 - 2021 though... 

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