With the old thread being over 10k replies already, Gardner suggested starting a new thread. I am including some info regarding trading up or down at the draft since that will probably come up several times while discussing our rebuid. I know there's an overview with this info but that was rather limited. I took the time to put some more emphasis on the difference between trading with just picks, or trading with players involved. Going back to 2005, these are the trades I could find of teams trading up solely using picks: 2017: 26th (DAL) for 29th + 70th (CHI) 2016: 26th (STL) for 28th + 87th (WSH) 2016: 18th + 3rd (WPG) for 22nd + 2nd (PHI) 2016: 16th + Datsyuk* (ARI) for 20th + 2nd (DET) 2016: 11th (OTT) for 12th + 3rd (NJD) 2015: 29th (CLB) for 33rd + 68th (TOR) 2015: 24th (PHI) for 29th + 61st (TOR) 2014: 20th + 179th (SJS) for 28th + 62nd (CHI) 2014: 28th (NYI) for 35th and 57th (TBL) 2013: 18th (SJS) for 20th + 58th (DET) 2012: 14th (BUF) for 21st + 42nd (CGY) 2011: 22nd (TOR) for 30th + 39th (ANA) 2011: 24th (OTT) for 35th + 48th (DET) 2010: 15th (LAK) for 19th + 59th (BOS) 2010: 22nd + 113th (MTL) for 27th + 57th (ARI) 2010: 30th (NYI) for 35th and 58th (CHI) 2009: 16th, 77th 182nd (MIN) for 12th (NYI) 2008: 5th (TOR) for 7th, 68th, 37th in 2009 (NYI) 2008: 7th (NSH) for 9th, 40th (NYI) 2007: 9th (SJS) for 13th, 44th, 87th in 2008 (STL) 2005: 8th (SJS) for 12th, 49th, 207th (ATL) 2005: 12th (NYR) fot 16th and 41st (ATL) *Datsyuk already retired from the NHL, so this was just the cap hit traded to Arizona And these are the teams who traded into the 1st (or up) with players involved: 2017: 7th overall + DeAngelo (NYR) for Raanta + Stepan (ARI) 2017: 31st overall + Sundqvist (STL) for Reaves + 2nd (PIT) 2017: 27th overall + cond. '18 1st + Lehtera (PHI) for B. Schenn (STL) 2016: 30th overall + '17 2nd (ANA) for Andersen (TOR) 2015: 21st overall (OTT) for Lehner + Legwand (BUF) 2015: 15th overall + two 2nd (BOS) for D. Hamilton (CGY) 2015: 13th overall + C. Miller + M. Jones (BOS) for Lucic (LAK) 2015: 16th overall + 2nd (NYI) for G. Reinhart (EDM) 2014: 24th overall + Sbisa, Bonino, 3rd (VAN) for Kesler + 3rd (ANA) 2014: 10th overall + Silfverberg + Noesen (ANA) for Ryan (OTT) 2013: 9th overall (VAN) for Schneider (NJD) 2013: 16th overall (BUF) + Hackett + J. Larsson for Pominville + 4th (MIN) With our pick being 9th OA, and we want to trade up, this should be the realistic price (with a possible 7th rounder here and there): 8: our 3rd rounder 7: NJ 2nd rounder 6: our 2nd rounder Anything higher will probably involve one of our late 1st rounders then.