Sportsnet: Jeff Marek and Greg Wyshynski on The Jeff Marek Show – MvsW: A Record That Will Never Be Broken? go over which group might turn things around quicker if they won the draft lotto and had the ability to choose Connor Bedard.
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Wyshynski: “What team do you think is closest to winning if they get Bedard?”
Marek: “That is a great one.”
Wyshynski: “Who do you believe is the most established for that today?
There’s a part of me. Montreal absolutely. Detroit’s in the discussion. Vancouver certainly.”
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Marek: “Listen, you understand what, I believe Philadelphia. Philadelphia can turn this thing around fast, however I’m considering trades. When you consider trades I believe Philadelphia.
Wyshynski: “Ya, no, no, without question.”
Marek: “Honestly, I believe Philly cause when you consider what they’ll finish with either (Ivan) Provorov or (Travis) Konecny or (Kevin) Hayes and what they can get in exchange, plus their own draft position, plus the development of Morgan Frost and (Tyson) Foerster and Sammy Ersson. They decide on Carter Hart.
I understand that Philadelphia’s restoring here however if (GM Daniel) Briere can manage the ideal relocations, and if you can include a Connor Bedard. I believe possibly my response’s Philly. I believe it is.”
Wyshynski: “What if you add Bedard to a team that has Patrik Laine, Johnny Gaudreau and Zach Werenski on it? ”
Marek: “I still don’t know about that mix.”
Wyshynski: “What if you add Connor Bedard to a team that has Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl and Erik Karlsson on it?”
Marek: “That’s the other one. You got a great deal of veterinarians with San Jose.
Wyshynski: “Fun thought experiment.”
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Marek: “That is a fantastic idea experiment. That may be the one to since I don’t believe San Jose is aiming to reconstruct at all. I don’t believe they’re trying to find choices and futures. No, no, no, no. They’re calling Edmonton and stating, ‘you want to send Draisailt our way?’
Wyshynski: “They are me frantically playing the Mega Millions in the hopes that I could just cut the line.”