Dave Morrison, chief scout of the Maple Leafs, is either in an awkward position or an enviable one.
Obviously, every team would love to have the top pick in this summer's entry draft and the right to draft Steven Stamkos, or one of the next three to use on blueliners Drew Doughty, Zach Bogosian or Alex Pietrangelo.
So that's four spots pretty much locked up. The next two players on a lot of depth charts would be Russian forward Nikita Filatov and Canadian-born defenceman Luke Schenn.
And the Leafs, of course, draft No. 7. Seventh, perhaps, in a six-player draft.
That's the worst-case scenario. Most teams, however, seem to believe that there is great depth to this draft, something possibly like the 2006 draft when players like Peter Mueller (eighth overall), Jiri Tlusty (13th) and Nick Foligno (28th) were available long after the top five picks (Erik Johnson, Jordan Staal, Jonathan Toews, Nicklas Backstrom, Phil Kessel).
So if there is a top six, there also seems to be a strong possibility that teams drafting between seven and 10 will have a shot at some top-end talent.
Those teams just have to figure out who those players are.
Morrison, then, will have choices, maybe too many choices.
His life could be made easier if another player slips into the top six, say 6-foot-7 defenceman Tyler Myers or Boston University centre Colin Wilson, thus leaving Filatov or Schenn sitting there at No. 7 as a no-brainer.
Otherwise, he'll have a choice of almost every type of player. Wilson's a strapping centre. Myers is raw, but imposing. Kitchener Rangers speedster Mikkel Boedker, born in Denmark, has wheels and finesse. Windsor centre Josh Bailey has great vision. Everett Silvertips winger Kyle Beach is an ornery so-and-so.
This much seems certain: There will be intrigue on draft day for the Leafs as they draft in the highest position they've picked since selecting Scott Thornton third overall in 1989.