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01-21-2011, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by The OttoMan View Post
Foligno+2nd for Hamhuis is pretty bad, but in no way is it the same. Glennie as drafted 8th overall as a project and hes still a good player. Cowen was drafted 9th in the same draft and while he may have usurped Glennie, saying the two aren't comparable is Ludacris and Jay-Z.
To be clear, when I first read your reply, due to the Nashville comment, I was thinking of Watson (not Glennie). Watson is a 16-20 pick if memory serves.

Generally I agree that Glennie is a better prospect then Watson... but the mere fact he was drafted 8th doesn't mean he's automatically the same as Cowen.... Cowen would have gone higher but for an injury he has since recovered from. He could have gone the other way and regressed, he didn't. There are plenty of high draft picks (such as Lee) who become serviceable NHLers but aren't worthy of their status. Others (like Brendl) end up as almost total busts.

I agree that it's a high price for a rental, but given Dallas' need for defensive help, I wouldn't be surprised to see Glennie coming our way at the deadline. That's the type of player you see traded - just like when we dealt Gleason for Smolinski.

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