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06-24-2010, 11:55 PM
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rynryn
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Originally Posted by CircularTheory View Post

Two thoughts come to mind.
#1. Do we want to select first of the group or let other teams determine who we pick?

#2. If we think we can get any of these players later on and still be happy, won't other teams have the same idea and become reluctant to trade up? If thats the case, the only teams that would want to trade with us is the teams picking from the group after the Burmistrov, Skinner, Johansen, Bjugstad group (which is Howden, Toffoli, Bennett, Nelson). Will we be comfortable doing that?
if we have all of those players ~ even with each other it doesn't really matter who picks whom if we're sitting inside the range somewhere. Other teams in our range might have the same read on the situation or they might have more intelligence on who wants whom. #12 pick could know that #10 is going to steal their favored player (in that group) and so would want to jump them to get him. if #10 sees us talking to #13 and gets suspicious, they might be willing to offer us a better deal.

the magic of draft day! Part of the fun for GMs is trying to figure out who the other team is really coveting. At least that would be part of the fun for me if I were there.

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