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01-11-2010, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Hub City Hab View Post
Halak is a proven NHL player with a lot of years in front of him. Conklin might be an upgrade on Desjardins or Sanford but he might not, so we don't really need him. In other words, he is a throw in.

That leaves the trade as Halak for a 2nd round choice. Take a look at the percentage of 2nd round choices who become legitimate NHL players. The number is pretty low and it can take up to 5 years even for the good ones to become significant contributors.

Halak for Conklin and a 2nd round choice would be a terrible trade for Montreal. We would be better off qualifying him and then letting him sign for +$2.7 million elsewhere. That way we would be guaranteed a 1st and 3rd.
This makes perfect sense
I'd much rather the draft picks after Halak is qualified

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