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06-15-2008, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by PukkuMikku View Post

With Gomez and Drury alone taking up 16 million, I feel we need to be ADDING to this group of young players, not taking away from it.
Did I miss something? Since when do those two take up $16mil?

Originally Posted by PukkuMikku View Post

If anything, we should trade down to add a third draft pick in the top 51 (rather then 2 in the top 51) and with that we can add 3 kids that will be impact players in the NHL.
Maybe I'm just arguing semantics here, but how can you say that 3 picks in the top 50 equals 3 impact players at the NHL level? It's very possible that none of those three picks pan out, and even more likely if none of them are in the first round. There is a reason for rankings, after all. The higher the pick, obviously the higher the likelihood that guy actually becomes an NHL player.

To me, you don't get an "impact" player outside of the Top 5 picks, in any draft. But again, maybe I'm just arguing semantics.

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