See link... Michigan with TWO players in the first round: Trouba and PDG. If we can actually get Trouba onto campus and retain Phil, we are looking at some very strong young talent in the eyes of the NHL execs.
2012 NHL Mock Draft - Michigan Represented
As a huge Rangers fan, I would love to see Di Giuseppe drafted by my team. I think if we didn't lose him to Windsor this summer, we won't lose him to the NHL.
I hope this is sarcasm
I hate the trade as much as anyone, but the talent in this draft drops off right around #15 anyway.
That said, the draft never goes exactly as expected and there's probably a good chance someone good slips to #19. Then I'll be even more upset.
But there's also a good chance the Lightning take a goaltender, in which case they've probably wasted the pick and I'll feel much less upset.
"I hate the trade as much as anyone, but the talent in this draft drops off right around #15 anyway."
Can't say I've heard that differentiation point before.
I'm hoping that Boo Nieves might drop to the Red Wings with the #49 pick.