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The Race For First... Well Last

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Update Standings

1. Florida Panthers, 32 points

2. Colorado Avalanche, 37 points

3. Tampa Bay Lightning, 38 points

4. Nashville Predators, 39 points

5. Carolina Hurricanes, 39 points

We can't even tank for the best pick the right way...we really need one of those top 3 picks. It would be nice if a NC team could finally win the lottery since the Bobcats keep getting shafted. Seth Jones could play in the NHL tomorrow in my opinion. Wouldn't hate Mckinnon or Drouin, but both of them are likely a year or two away from being ready for the NHL.

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I think Drouin and MacKinnon will make the jump this year, they are both talented enough to; remember Skinner was a 7th overall pick and made the jump right away.

One of my buddies brought this up though, if the Canes don't land a top five pick and don't get the opportuinty to take Jones, MacKinnon, Drouin, or Barkov; they need to call New York and offer our first, third, and McBain for Marc Staal.

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I think Drouin and MacKinnon will make the jump this year, they are both talented enough to; remember Skinner was a 7th overall pick and made the jump right away.

One of my buddies brought this up though, if the Canes don't land a top five pick and don't get the opportuinty to take Jones, MacKinnon, Drouin, or Barkov; they need to call New York and offer our first, third, and McBain for Marc Staal.

I would typically agree, but our cupboards are quite bare in the way of high level prospects right now. We need to stop trading 1sts and start building our system up. Otherwise we will struggle to compete at some point when our players start declining. Outside of Rask and Murphy right now, who do we have that any of you are confident will become a good player in the NHL? I mean we have a few guys that might eventually be decent 3rd-4th liners, but thats it outside of Rask and Murphy.

Edit: Saw this website. Lists and rates all of our prospects. http://www.hockeysfu...ina_hurricanes/

According to that site we also have the 25th best prospects in the NHL.

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Are prospects are not good, but I think we could get away with a first, third, McBain, and possibly Dalpe for Marc. The Canes need to get a player that can join the team right away, whether that be Jones, MacKinnon, Drouin, Barkov, or Staal (via trade)

By the way, I expect Murphy, Rask, and possibly Bellemore to make the full time jump next year. I could also see Dalpe making it as well, assuming he doesn't get traded.

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I think people are getting hung up in OMG WE NEED TO PICK TOP 3

4-7 is gonna be just fine.

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Disagree there, this team is in win now mode. JR made that clear with the Semin contract extension and the Staal trade. Thing just didn't go as planned this year.

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When is the NHL lottery?

One week from today (29th).

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Updated

1. Florida Panthers: 34 points, 2 games left

2. Colorado Avalanche: 37 points, 2 games left

3. Tampa Bay Lightning: 38 points, 3 games left

4. Nashville Predators: 41 points, 2 games left

5. Carolina Hurricanes: 41 points, 2 games left

6. Edmonton Oilers: 41 points, 3 games left

7. Calgary Flames: 42 points, 2 games left

8. Philadelphia Flyers: 45 points, 2 games left

It looks like the Canes will finish anywhere from second to eighth regarding lotto percentage.

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If the lotto balls stay true, I've got us narrowed down to three prospects...

1. Aleksander Barkov: Center, 6'2, 209 lbs. Finland

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