Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Leafs will pick 5th overall.

A prediction to kick off Tuesday.
Of the bottom eight teams, the Leafs have the second toughest schedule to close out the season.

Average Current Point Totals For Opponent's Remaining:

The NY Islanders 86.9
The Toronto Maple Leafs 86.4
The Ottawa Senators 84.1
The Tampa Lightning 83.6
The Atlanta Thrashers 81
The Phoenix Coyotes 80
The Colorado Avalanche 79.3
The Los Angeles Kings 79.2

Does draft position even matter when this coming draft is being compared to 2003? Here are a few of the many highlights from 2003 with position in brackets:

Staal (2)
Phaneuf (9)
Carter (11)
Parise (17)
Getzlaf (19)
Richards (24)
Perry (28)

If the Leafs do pick 5th, here's who they would have gotten the last seven seasons:

Ryan Whitney (2002)
Thomas Vanek (2003)
Blake Wheeler (2004)
Carey Price (2005) (note: The Sens took Brian Lee in 2005 passing on Marc Staal taken two picks later. Well done!)
Phil Kessel (2006)
Karl Alzner (2007)
Luke Schenn (2008)

That's all I got.

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