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01-06-2010, 09:25 PM
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Originally Posted by JSaq View Post
Lupul was a 1st rounder coming off a terrible season in Edmonton.

Eminger was at best a spare part in Washington, and had the Flyers signed him to an offer sheet, the compensation would have been less than a 1st rounder.

Biron was a 1st rounder ten years prior to being traded-and he had been pretty much a career back-up goalie.
Pitkanen was a -25 the year before he was pretty much run out of town.
Downie kept proving over and over that he wasnt good enough to keep a consistent spot in the lineup.
Sbisa, although he may have a bright future has been sent down to juniors 2 years in a row so you really cant be sure what you have in him.

The point is, if he was going to point out the young 1s rounders we sent, its only fair to point out that we got some in return.

Originally Posted by mm6492 View Post
The guys who I mentioned (Downie, Sbisa, Pitkanen ) were all young and still would be considered "prospects." The players you mentioned for the most part had moved past the 1st round pick status, and were established players. There is a difference IMO, and the main one is contract size and age.
Eminger and Lupul were drafted in the same year as Pitkanen so age has nothing to do with it and the size of the contract that they had we we traded for them was also very low.

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