Don’t rely on the Canadian for the second option

The 2022 NHL Draft is only 19 days away! Until then, rumors will be circulating everywhere and expectations for the Canadian first choice will continue to grow.

We have to admit that the fact that the replay is in Montreal and that the team picks first generates a lot of excitement. The crowd will become unruly when the selection is announced.

That’s why many predict that the Hab will also be scattered on the evening of July 7. Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes will want to steal the show.

Over the past few weeks, several rumors circulated that the demons, who had the second option for the auction, would be open to exchanging their choice.

The team has been in circles for years and the team owner wants to win now. Yesterday, whistleblower Darren Dreger added fuel to the fire by pointing out that several teams across the league were wondering if the Canadian wouldn’t be tempted to get that pick.

According to him, Canadians simply have a lot of options (very true) and they will almost certainly try to improve their rating in selection. New Jersey would be willing to trade in selection and would like a quality player in return. Why is the Canadian not tempted to do this trick?

Because historically, this type of transaction never materialized.

Since 2004, the top 3 picks are not traded once the pick order is created.

In some cases, teams had top picks, but deals were completed before the end of the season. Thus, the teams that exchanged their selection did not know that it would be so high. One can think of when Maple Leafs acquired Phil Kessel from Bruins and one particular pick became second overall (Tyler Seguin).

When we compare the trades that happened on the day of the draft, we see a certain trend. Trades happen when teams already have good draft ranks and want to advance further. Rarely are the times when a team starts from afar and gives a lot to progress to the top three.

These are some examples:

2003: The Penguins trade the third overall pick, Mikael Samuelsson and the second-round pick to the Panthers for the first-choice as well as the third-round pick.

2002: The Panthers trade in the first overall pick for Blue Jackets for the third pick.

That’s it. Yes, it’s a funny deal.

2001: The islanders exchanged the choice of Bill Mukalt and Zdino Chara second in favor of Alexei Yashin.

Definitely one of the worst deals in league history.

1999: This was the year that Brian Burke maneuvered to bring the Seden brothers to Vancouver. It is somewhat complicated. Brian McCabe gave the first pick and first round the following year to the Black Hawks for the fourth pick. He then traded this selection, as well as two third-round picks for a 1st overall. In the end, he traded the first choice with the Thrashers for the second choice.

What Burke achieved in 1999 is staggering. The conditions were very unique, with the Sedins keen to play together.

In short, for 20 years, this type of transaction has never occurred. When they arrived in the past, it was the team already in the top five who were advancing.

There is the case of Alexei Yashin, except that he was an outstanding player. At that time, the islanders were also very poorly managed and recognized for their disastrous dealings (Longo, Palvi, etc.).

With picks of 26, 33 and 62, the Canadian didn’t have enough to move up to second. We need to add quality players. Aside from Caufield and Suzuki, who are both untouchable, the Canadian really doesn’t have a player who might interest the Devils.

Josh Anderson? Even with the choices, that wouldn’t be enough.

In short, even if the idea sounds very exciting, don’t expect the Hab to get their hands on the second choice overall. They will certainly advance, but not quite as high.

More realistically, one would expect them to climb into the top fifteen. It still allows you to get your hands on a high-quality hope.

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– Encourage!

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The opposite would be surprising.

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