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05-18-2009, 06:16 PM
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I would really love to move up and get a shot at Kulikov or Cowen.
A move up one spot last season took just a 3rd rounder. But last year Buffalo had two 1sts, one 2nd and two 3rds to work with if I remember right. So losing a 3rd to get the guy they wanted wasn't much to give up for Darcy at all, in fact it was a good move.
This season is a lot different. Darcy doesn't have the ability to lose a pick to move up a spot. Not to mention he would probably have to move up at least 2-3 spots to have a crack at the guys you mentioned. Adding our 3rd along with our 1st isn't going to be enough to move up 3 spots and unless a prospect/player is also added I doubt Buffalo could swing something like that.
It's too anti-Darcy to lose 1 pick and a player for a few spots in a draft. It's much more Darcyish to trade down and gain more assets and in this case it's the right move IMO.
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