Would you sign a RFA for 5 first round picks
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07-09-2004, 03:51 PM
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And if we did this in 1999, five years ago, where would we be...?
1999-Martin Havlat= 3rd highest scorer on our team
2000-Anton Volchenkov=future great defenceman
2001-Jason Spezza=4th highest scorer on the team after only one full season in the nhl and our future #1 centre
2002-Jakub Klepis=traded for one of our best grit players
2003-Patrick Eaves=one of our best prospects
Where would we be if the Bruins got all this?
The Bruins would not have got ALL of this. Spezza was a second overall pick, compared to a first overall for Thornton. But still this pick was not the Sens original pick it was traded for in the Yashin deal. Havlat, Volchenkov, Eaves and Klepis were all "off the board" picks. All expected to go later in the draft and could have been picked up by the Sens in the second round.
The odds of getting an impact player with a 25 to 30 is extremely small. It just does not happen that often. and certainly does not happen for five consecutive years.
You would not be giving up that much PLUS you receive an impact player in his prime. (bird in the hand worth two in the bush or in this case 5)
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