Hmm. Cant of saying two different things. You say the Ducks need some good young players. Yet a few posts before you say they should get Zucker, Weaver, Armia, Ristol, and worse of all Simmonds. None of those players check off the good young players box. Simmonds is old and worthless now. Even the Devils regret signing him. Risto likely is going nowhere. Weaver and Armia are the younger players in the group but neither are anything more then 4th line filler. And Zucker isnt young either.
So which is it, vetrans you listed or trade assets to get younger players and picks.
Quite frankly, as much as I would hate to see them go, if it meant landing a top 10 pick, I would move Rakell or Silf. Other then a 30 goal season two years ago, Rakell has regressed since signing his new contract. Everyone said last year was all Carlyle, but what about this year. He isnt exactly lights out and he's not going to get 30 goals again.
In my opinion there are only three real untouchables on this team. Getzlaf, Gibson, and Lindholm. Everyone else on the active roster can be had for the right price, and if he was willing to waive the no trade clause, I would trade Getzlaf too for the right price. Right now it's about building for the future. I hate seeing the Ducks win as then they get further ahead of those other teams. Just a few weeks ago they were second worse in the league. If that was how they finished they would pick no worse then 5.
Also keep in mind for the draft, the worse team has yet to win the lottery since the league started drafting for the top three picks.