The #7 overall
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06-03-2010, 12:16 PM
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Given the plethora of 2nd round picks the Canes have, I personally would not trade down.
I'd go with the best available player at #7.
JR was inclined to move down for some reason, I would think he would not want to lose picks in the process. If he did move down, I would hope it would be something more like:
To Carolina: 13 and 22
To Phoenix: 7 and 46 (or 37 if Phoenix didn't accept the 46).
What's becoming apparent, is that there is quite a bit of debate about BPA at that point, with opinions ranging from one of the big three d-men (if he slips), Tarasenko, Niederreiter, Forbert, Granlund and now, Skinner. Even if you consider those guys gone, that still leaves us around the Merrill, Watson, Connolly range PLUS we may have a shot at another guy like Etem or Pysyk.
I think it's a no-brainer. Two No. 1s for one in a deep draft with no clearcut cutoff. I'd do this deal for one second-rounder, but not two.
There's no way Gudbrandson (hardly a sure thing) is worth Watson plus Pysyk. Or even worst case, Etem plus Tinordi.
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