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06-22-2004, 08:21 AM
Potted Plant
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Originally Posted by JR#9
by offering up the 24th and 37th, 51st picks who do most think they'll target with such a move.

To me it's a no brainer as it's great to have all the picks we have amoung the top 51 but this draft has to be all about quality and not quantity to me as we need top end talent to give us potential top 2 line, top 4 d-man prospects.
I disagree. When a draft is such as this one, with players outside of the top few picks all being considered risky, with few "complete" prospects in the draft, it's not about quality. It is, in fact, about quantity. It's about spreading risk over many prospects trying to get one that works. What happens if we trade 3 picks for the #12 pick and the #12 pick ends up a bust? It's the same as if we had picked three busts. I'd rather keep the three picks and take three shots at getting a player or two than taking one shot with the player of our choice.

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