Value of #1 Pick
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03-03-2011, 05:34 PM
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Its not going to bring in a top player. But it brings in top line potential that will help the team in the long run. Howson has been pretty good at the draft, I'm not going to question his decisions really but I'd like for him to move up.
The pick alone very likely isn't going to return a top player. As part of a package? Maybe.
Who knows what it really can or can't do until this summer and we see what's out there. If an upgrade isn't to be had, I'm fine with standing pat and picking, but my preference is to bring in immediate help.
We got several guys in the system with good potential for the future. Some guys we expect to pan out will and some won't. Some guys we're not expecting much from will wind up being useful. The future doesn't worry me.
The present does. What we don't have is a consistent playoff contender. I'd rather gamble with an experience NHL'er at this point in the team's history than another long-term prospect.
Again, if we're in the top 10, I'm probably not feeling this way.
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