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12-15-2009, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Ohashi_Jouzu View Post
Wasn't James Neal a second round pick?
so were Corey Urqhart, tomas lindhart, duncan milroy, alexandre buturlin...

and Nik Lidstrom was a 3rd round pick...

or better yet, Halak himself was a 9th round pick.

what's your point?

Do you think that Halak's value to us is a little as the crapshoot that a 2nd round pick presents? I'd say he's worth more to us right now. I'm not against trading assets for picks, and if the alternatives are losing Halak or getting a 2nd round pick (heck even a 4th round pick), then so be it...

but in the meantime, I still hope that our GM is able to work the market and get the best possible return, ideally upgrading as opposed to downgrading...

a few years back, Ron Wilson (Sharks GM) turned Vesa Toskala (and a player they rightfully identified as being expendable, mark bell), a back up with good potential much like Halak, into 1st, 2nd and 4th round picks... is it crazy to hope that Gainey can pull something off of that nature?

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