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10-11-2003, 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Cerebral
The difference is that NHL GM's don't think that way. Likewise, while many mid to late first round picks don't pan out like GM's expect, most top four picks go on to at the last lengthy NHL careers. While 1999 (the Sedin sisters, Brendl and Stefan) doesn't help my case, most other draft years produce at least 3 high level talents in the top 4. Granted Staal is still unproven in the NHL but that doesn't diminish his trade value down to a microscopic level. Oftentimes GM's choose potential over certainty as well (anyone remember the Shanahan for Pronger deal?).. while a GM knows Mike Comrie is a 30-goal scorer, they may believe that Staal can be better than that. This whole thread is a moot point anyways, Carolina is as likely to trade Staal as Detroit is to trade Yzerman
Hey pal, will be interesting to see how well the Oilers play against two "girls" and a rookie this evening. Daniel actually had a decent first year before injuring his back, and Henrik playing on a line with a rookie and an average winger has improved every year. You are way wrong calling the Sedins first round busts.

So it a highly drafted rookie takes more than one season to dominate then they are a bust? Gee, I guess Naslund sucks as well then. And Burtuzzi. How about Legwand in Nashville? Thorton in Bosten must be a waste of a pick too... don't remember him doing anything in Boston for like three years.

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