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03-23-2010, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by go kim johnsson 514 View Post
To answer the question, personally, I can be patient if that's the clear direction they wanted to take. The gunslinger, guns-a-blazin' way of doing things is clearly a thing of the past. All 3 teams who dealt their 1st round draft pick before the start of the season, 2 of them aren't going to make the playoffs, and there's eerily decent chance we could be a third. It's just not how things are done anymore.
This is just circumstantial backwards logic to prove a point that has no real substantial value to the point you're trying to make.

Calgary traded their 1st 2010. They're in 9th place with an overrated team with no offense.

New Jersey traded their 1st 2010. They're in the postseason even after acquiring Kovalchuk. (only mid-season 1st 2010 trade)

We traded our 1st 2010. We're still in playoff contention despite a slumping offense and a ton of injuries both offensively and between the pipes.

Toronto traded their 1st 2010. They weren't a playoff team to begin with, and that's exactly why they traded their 1st.

In fact, imagine where we'd be right now if we hadn't used that 1st to acquire Pronger?

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