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03-04-2009, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Foppa View Post
While it certainly isn't a great trade for Colorado, I think the fact that Nycholat and some mediocre prospect were included makes this sound even worse.

Think about it. Leopold is a solid top-4 guy but he's an UFA. If the Avs had gotten a first-rounder for him, people would have said the Avs got great value. A 2nd rounder seems about market value. Didn't Brad Stuart get a 2nd and a 4th or something like that last year as a rental?

But you throw in Nycholat and some mediocre pick and that's all people can focus on.

Say it with me:

The Avs traded UFA-to-be Jordan Leopold to the Flames as a rental for a 2nd round draft pick.

It is what it is. I love the move for the Flames but I fail to see how the Avs got seriously burned. This is what happens when you suck, you trade servicable players for draft picks and hope to build for the future.
Yeah, it's really not that bad value-wise. With the up and down year Leopold has had, I figured he would only fetch like a 3rd + marginal prospect. So it seems about right.

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