Thread: Larry Brooks: Slats Stays The Course
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03-06-2010, 03:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Crease View Post
Why are lottery picks awesome? Because three years from then, you stand a pretty good chance of having a guy on your team putting up 60 points while making $850,000. Beats the socks off of paying some 30+ year old guy $5,000,000 to do the same thing.
Not to mention the increase in assets. Giving up Prospal and Jokinen for 3 or 4 picks is a larger asset than an aging prima dona in Jokinen, and a guy we love, but is at the end of his rope in the NHL.

I doubt anybody on this forum loves Prospal more than I do, I've liked him since Tampa, but we probably could have fetched a low-end first for him, and that is an asset I am willing to take on for Prospal.

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