Prospect Ramblings – Deadline Prospects – February 22, 2018

Pat Quinn

2018-02-22

Credit: Live 105 Halifax's Best Rock

 

Welcome again to the Thursday prospect ramblings.

 

No music this time as I thought I’d change things up a bit. Actually this week’s ramblings will not highlight my top five prospects in the Metro or Atlantic divisions. Instead I will focus on the prospects who teams should target (or move themselves) at the trade deadline, along with the ones they should not move.

 

Also if you have not checked out Hayden’s ramblings last Sunday, please go read it is worth it: https://dobberprospects.com/prospect-ramblings-are-we-actually-getting-better-at-scouting/

 

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Starting with the East:

 

Locks to make the playoffs (my opinion):

 

Tampa Bay, Boston, Toronto (wow the rest of the Atlantic is bad), Pittsburgh and Washington

 

Tampa Bay:

 

  • There are two thoughts with Tampa here:

 

  1. If the Bolts are attempting to get Erik Karlsson, since rumours persist and they have the cap ability to do so (along with a way to absorb Bobby Ryan’s deal… as in sending Callahan back), then the Bolts should send any prospects the Senators want (even Gourde, Point, or Sergachev)

 

  1. If the Bolts are looking to add depth for a playoff push the only untouchables should be the young players currently on the roster: Gourde, Point, or Sergachev. Also I would doubt the team would move Cal Foote as he was the team’s 2017 first round pick and they have money invest in his development. Slim chance they move on from 2016 first round pick Brett Howden as well, but the chance is greater than the team moving Foote

 

 

Boston

 

  • Keep: Jake DeBrusk, Charlie McAvoy, Danton Heinen, and Urho Vaakanainen