Rare are the transactions involving high pick overall of the national hockey League (NHL) today.
The most recent involving a selection among the top 10 of the auction, amateur occurred in 2017. Before this, he had to go back to 2013.
The vintage of 2020 appears to be very rich in talent, especially in the first half of the first round. It seems to be particularly difficult for the various experts to determine that, for example, is the best hope between Marco Rossi, Alexander Holtz, Lucas Raymond, Cole Perfetti, Jake Sanderson, and Yaroslav Askarov. The next draft will take place under the sign of uncertainty.
Knowing that the lists of the different teams may diverge more than usual, could we attend the class of choice very early in the draft? Or significant transactions including players established?
“It depends on the feeling of the teams in relation to the salary cap and the willingness of owners to dip into their funds to improve their team”, noted analyst for NBC Pierre McGuire when contacted by the TVASports.ca. “It will be interesting to see what will happen with the free agents without compensation, and if the players with big contracts will be exchanged.”
In short, everyone is in the nether because of the COVID-19. But the past can give us an idea of what this would look like a transaction of the kind. The TVASports.ca has revisited 10 of the last trade that involved a pick in the top 10.
Marc-Andre Fleury was drafted in the first row by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2003.
The transaction | the Florida Panthers traded the 1st choice total (Marc-André Fleury) as well as a selection of 3e – turn (Daniel Carcillo) in return for the 3e choice overall (Nathan Horton), the attacker Mikael Samuelsson, and a choice of 2e tower (Stefan Meyer).
This is the last time in NHL history that a first choice has been swapped. There was no salary cap, so it was more common at the time.
In fact, this transaction marked a second consecutive year in which the first selection was traded. And both times, the Panthers have removed! When it is said that it was a different time…
With the first right of speech, the Penguins have pronounced the name of Marc-André Fleury from Screaming Eagles du Cape-Breton. A guard chose the first one? It had happened three years earlier, when the New York Islanders had set their sights on Rick DiPietro. A selection has a better shot than the other, I’ll let you guess which.
From the point of view of the Panthers, the gossips will say that Fleury became a greater player than Horton, but you have to understand that the training in florida was already on a good goalie Roberto Luongo. In the circumstances, it was logical to turn to an attacker of power with a high potential while leveraging the value of the first selection.
The transaction | The Blue Jackets give the 4e choice total (Andrew Ladd) to Hurricanes de la Caroline in return for the 8e choice (Alexandre Picard) and a choice of 2e tower (Kyle Wharton).
The Hurricanes have sacrificed the 59th choice in total to advance four spots. A wise choice, in hindsight!
The attacker selected by the Blue Jackets, Alexandre Picard, has played less than 100 games in the NHL, while forward Andrew Ladd has won two Stanley cups with the Chicago black hawks, in addition to having amassed 538 points in 950 games up here. He was also the captain of the Winnipeg Jets (and Thrashers of Atlanta) for several years.
The draft is so inaccurate that it is often paid back to add a pick or two to his bank. Bill Belichick has proven the merits of this strategy on many occasions in the NFL. This time, however, it didn’t work at all.
Devin Setoguchi in 2005
The transaction | Thrashers Atlanta send the 8e choice (Devin Setoguchi) to Sharks de San Jose in return for the 12e choice (Marc Staal), a choice of 2e tower (Chad Denny) and a choice of 7e tower (Myles Stoesz).
Okay, this one is more complex. Because Marc Staal has not been selected by the Thrashers. The 12th choice has been foisted upon the New York Rangers in return for the 16th, used to select Alex Bourret, and the 41st choice, which has become the keeper Ondrej Pavelec.
You have to admire the creativity of Don Waddell, the general manager of the Thrashers at the time, but it is still necessary to be well supported by its recruiters. Bourret, a striker, has not played a game in the NHL. The Thrashers have transformed the 8th choice in a single regular player, either Pavelec.
Setoguchi, who has suffered from alcohol problems throughout his career, has lost feathers after having experienced a season of 31 goals with the Sharks in 2008-2009. He has scored 84 goals in 267 games with the training california.
The transaction | The Blues of St. Louis divest of 9e choice (Logan Couture) to obtain, of the San Jose Sharks, the 13e selection of the auction (Lars Eller) and a choice of 2e turn (Aaron Palushaj) and a selection of 3e tour the next year (Ian Schultz).
It is always easy to say in hindsight, and the two teams were eventually select a good player, but the Sharks have clearly had the happy hand.
Sewing has become a player of impact for them at the center. It claims that it is not less than 101 points in 116 playoff games. Eller, himself, has become a good center the third trio within the Washington Capitals.
Incredible, but true: Eller, Palushaj and Schultz have all been traded to the Montreal canadiens.
The 1re transaction | The Maple Leafs traded the 7e choice (Colin Wilson), a choice of 3e tower (Shawn Lalonde) and a choice of 2e tour 2009 (Mat Clark) to the New York Islanders in return for the 5e choice of the auction (Luke Schenn).
Defender beefy advocating a game without frills, Schenn played in the NHL from the age of 18 years. The catch is that the rear in the robust style to have lost the rating in the course of the last decade. Schenn is never truly become a player of impact. But it has helped the Maple Leafs to get one when it has been exchanged in return for James van Riemsdyk. In this regard, it is important to congratulate the Leafs have been able to take advantage of the value of Schenn if it was still excellent.
The 2e transaction | The New York Islanders traded the 7e choice (Colin Wilson) for the Predators to Nashville in return for the 9e choice overall (Josh Bailey) and a choice of 2e turn (Aaron Ness).
Good transaction on the part of the Islanders, who have dug up a better player that the Predators retreating a few ranks. Bailey has brought his offensive game to another level over the past four years, collecting (including 71 points in 2017-2018.
Third player trio fast, Wilson has amassed thirty points per year. With the Predators, he is particularly illustrated in the series of 2016, registering 13 points in 14 games.
Sean Couturier 2011
The transaction | The Blue Jackets, Columbus traded Jakub Voráček, 8e choice total (Sean Couturier) and a choice of 3e tower (Nick Cousins) to the Philadelphia Flyers in return for Jeff Carter.
A master stroke of Paul Holmgren, the general manager of the Flyers at the time. Voráček had two seasons over 80 points with the Flyers and it remains productive to this day. Couturier, he became an attacker able to raise close to 80 points per year and a regular candidate to the obtaining of the Selke trophy.
Carter has, finally, played a season with the Blue Jackets before being traded to the Los Angeles Kings against the defender Jack Johnson and a pick of 1st round in 2013, which became Marko Dano.
Derrick Pouliot and Nikolay Goldobin
The transaction | The Hurricanes of the Caroline traded Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and the 8e choice total (Derrick Pouliot) in return for Jordan Staal.
The Hurricanes have paid a high price to meet the brothers Staal. They played with the fire, but they are not burned: Pouliot has never become a defender of elite category, who has played most of the season 2019-2020 in the american League.
And Sutter, a hope of quality at the time, today is not the player’s dominant centre in the two senses of the rink that he was supposed to become.
The Hurricanes were far from suspecting that the best player that they have surrendered in the transaction is Brian Dumoulin, who plays big minutes on the left side of Kristopher Letang in Pittsburgh.
Staal, an attacker beefy and very responsible defensively, has provided good seasons with the Hurricanes, but it does not have the impact of a star player.
This transaction is quite difficult to evaluate, because it is impossible to know who the Hurricanes would have selected if they had kept their choice. That said, they would have been able to get a very good player. In eighth place, Jacob Trouba, Filip Forsberg, Tomas Hertl and Andrei Vasilevskiy were still available.
Bo Horvat 2013
The transaction | The Vancouver Canucks traded Cory Schneider to the New Jersey Devils in return for the 9e choice overall (Bo Horvat).
Finally, an exchange more simple to dissect!
Mike Gillis, former general manager of the Canucks, has surprised everyone by exchanging Schneider, his younger keeper instead of veteran Roberto Luongo. It is a great shot of the canadian training. Horvat is now the captain of the Canucks and a center player full able to harvest up to sixty points.
The Devils have paid dearly for their keeper number one so that, historically, less-expensive options on the market that are proven to be pleasant surprises. Schneider has been excellent in his first three years in New Jersey, with each season a level of efficacy above the bar ,920, but it is now unrecognizable because of lingering injuries to a hip.
Lias Andersson in 2017
The transaction | The Coyotes in the Arizona exchange Tony DeAngelo and the 7e choice of the auction (Lias Andersson) to the New York Rangers and get Antti Raanta and Derek Stepan back.
There is no really loser in this exchange, the two teams have benefited from it. In Raanta, the Coyotes have found their goalkeeper number one, in addition to obtaining a veteran that can help the young players of the organization in Stepan.
The Rangers, however, would have won hands down this transaction if Andersson had developed as expected. Of course, he’s only 21 years old and he has done pretty well in Sweden this season, but his game was not very convincing in North America.
Up here, the Coyotes should regret to be removed from DeAngelo, who was hatched at 24 years old this year. With a harvest of 53 points, he finished the regular season in fourth place among the defenders of the circuit.
If DeAngelo continues to be as dominant on the plan offensive, and if Andersson becomes an attacker is important, the Rangers could end up having the upper hand in this transaction. Up here, it’s pretty equal, but John Chayka would have been able to strike a great blow with the 7th selection in total, knowing that Nick Suzuki, Martin Necas and Erik Brannstrom, in particular, were still available.