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07-27-2007, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Schooner Guy View Post
Correct that teams cannot use their own draft picks acquired from other teams. However, Stevens went to NJ based on an arbitrator's decision for compensation. This wasn't what St Louis wanted.
Yes, but arbitration was needed because back then there was no compensation specifically spelled out. That ruling was what prompted the NHL to make the draft pick table to avid anything like that happening in the future.

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