Reached keeper deadline and now I can see what will be available for upcoming draft. A few surprises in non keepers, and a few surprises in how players are ranked.
I have 3rd/14th picks in the first round, 3rd pick (17th) in second round, and 14th (last) pick every round after; looking for some insight into first picks in the first couple of rounds.
I automatically assumed I would be targeting mackinnon/drouin/barkov with my first pick, but the top 24 are ranked as followed:
brouwer (wtf didnt keep hoping I could sneak him back in at a later round)
Mackinnon is 46th, drouin/barkov not even in the top 100.
letang and semin have to be the top two picks right? and backes/ribeiro looks sexy too. The problem is, if I pick any of these guys with my first pick (3rd), theres no way that Mackinnon will last until my second pick (14th) pick.
Drouin/barkov may be buried enough that I could pick up in round two or later.
So what do I do?
first pick (3rd)
Option A: Take Letang if available (lose mackinnon)
Option B: Letang has been taken, so take semin/backes/rebiero.... lose mackinnon
Option C: Letang has been taken, take Mackinnon
Option D: Just take Mackinnon
Option A: Pick up Drouin if available, even though hes not ranked top 100
Option B: Pick up Barkov if available, even though hes not ranked top 100
Option C: Hope these two stay buried and make a decision on bap
goalies available that I would take as third - emery/bishop/ramo/markstom/brodeur... how soon to draft? not much available. ok thats enough for now!