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What Team Has the Most Players Worth a 1st in the East? Mon's Buzz

January 24, 2022, 12:54 PM ET [52 Comments]
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One of the questions that comes up a lot when I talk to people is: "Who out there would you trade a first round pick for? In the NHL this is an interesting gauge of talent on a team...

How do you decide on criteria when doing an evaluation like this?

The salary cap obviously plays a HUGE factor in this on both ends. The teams have to have the space to make the deal, and some player's salaries are so high that they can't be moved at all....so therefore, the reality is we might only see 1-4 first rounders swapped for players at the deadline.

Also, not all first round picks are created equal. The top 5 picks are nowhere near picks 20-32.

For this exercise, I am taking away salary cap and length of contract and simply evaluating, What players would you trade the 10th overall pick for if you have a need at the position they play? Essentially, you would rather have this player moving forward than the risk of whatever the 10th overall pick would bring you...





Here is my list of teams and players in the East that I would trade the 10th pick overall

#16 Buffalo: 3 Players
Thompson
Cozens
Dahlin

#15 Montreal: 3 Players
Suzuki
Chiarot
Price

#14 NJ Devils: 4 Players
Hischier
Hughes
Hamilton
Blackwood

#13 Ottawa: 4 players
Tkachuk
Norris
Stutzle
Chabot

#12 Columbus: 4 players
Laine
Jenner
Werenski
Merzlikins

#11 Detroit: 4 Players
Larkin
Raymond
Bertuzzi
Seider

#10 Boston: 4 players
Marchand
Bergeron
Pastrnak
McAvoy

#9 Penguins: 4 players
Crosby
Guentzel
Malkin
Letang

#8 Carolina: 5 Players
Aho
Teravainen
Svechnikov
Pesce
Slavin

#7 Capitals: 6 Players
Ovechkin
Backstrom
Kuznetsov
Wilson
Carlson
Samsonov

#6 Toronto: 6 Players
Matthews
Marner
Tavares
Nylander
Rielly
Campbell

#5 NY Islanders: 6 players
Lee
Barzal
Pelech
Dobson
Varlamov
Sorokin

#4 Philadelphia: 7 Players
Giroux
Konecny
Provorov
York
Hart
Farabee
Couturier

#3 NY Rangers: 8 Players
Kreider
Zibanejad
Panarin
Lafreniere
Fox
Trouba
Shesterkin
Kakko

#2 Tampa: 9 Players
Cirelli
Point
Kucherov
Stamkos
Hedman
Foote
McDonagh
Sergachev
Vasilevskiy

#1 Florida: 11 Players
Verhaeghe
Barkov
Reinhart
Huberdeau
Bennett
Duclair
Lundell
Weegar
Ekblad
Bobrovsky
Knight

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