Have you heard? It turns out the Leafs have the first overall pick in this June’s NHL draft.
The Leafs will probably take Auston Matthews. Who knows, maybe they’ll even take Patrik Laine.
But what if they didn’t?
Okay, let’s be real. The Leafs aren’t trading the first overall pick. Every year we hear these rumors with the team that has the first overall pick. We hear these little reports about that team being open to the possibility of sort of kind of maybe thinking about entertaining the notion of considering trading the pick if the right offer that was really really really really good came along. It’s kind of malarkey.
I mean, at the end of the day, the team that gets the first overall pick is always already terrible, and here they are being afforded the opportunity to select a great young player that can single-handedly change the shape of their franchise. Nobody’s passing that up.
So, today’s question isn’t really WOULD you trade the first overall pick, because you wouldn’t.
Today’s question is, “what would it TAKE for you to trade the first overall pick?”. In other words, just how damn good does that package have to be for you to legitimately trade the pick, and what would that package look like?
Let us know in the comments, and be sure to provide specific examples. Whoever has the answer that best resembles what you might see on HF Boards wins.