Trading the pick down
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06-16-2008, 05:48 PM
Join Date: Feb 2004
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Yeah, what a bummer it was getting Dubinsky.
You forgot to mention the other 3 players we picked in the 2004 2nd round- Dane Byers, Darin Olver, Bruce Graham. It sure was a bummer getting those guys.
If we had traded down from the 1st round we would have passed on some of the late 1st rounders that year like Mike Green, Andrej Meszaros, Travis Zajac, Wojtek Wolski, Rob Schremp, Jeff Scultz.
And ended up with Byers or Olver and an extra 4th rounder? Ending up with Dubinsky and an extra 4th rounder would have been by far the best case scenario (Dubi was the best player picked in that years 2nd round) and even so I don't think Dubi is as good as some of the guys who went late 1st round that year.
So if you assume we had a late first rounder in 2004 and traded it down to the early 2nd round in order to pick up an extra mid rounder- there's a very good chance it would have been a bad deal.
I know that's just one draft, but if you want to bring up Dubinsky then might as well apply that situation to this thread.
But in the big picture I'd be more against trading down just because we have enough decent prospects with limited upside already. The guy we pick at #20 will have more upside and that's what we need. We can afford to pick a high risk guy with good upside.
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