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12-31-2009, 03:57 PM
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Antro contributed down the stretch, and I agree that he would improve this year's team. A second-rounder is nothing to stress over. Most first-rounders don't even become players on the top two lines in the NHL, let alone second rounders. The organization is relatively deep and we don't need to stockpile picks like in 2005.
Nothing to stress over? While I agree that draft picks are always a crap shoot, can you honestly say you would trade Derek Stepan for a couple months of Antropov this year? Because that's potentially what we gave up for 3 extra games at MSG last season. Stockpiling picks is one thing...managing assets is another. We were not 1 or 2 pieces away from going the distance and everyone had to know that...thus it was terrible asset management.

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