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03-20-2011, 03:01 PM
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Modry and Alberts had ZERO
to this franchise... and both were marginal additions to the roster when they did come here. That's wasting draft picks.
*ing BIG difference between a 1st and a 3rd.
But did, in theory, have short-term benefit.
Alberts certainly did, Modry turned out to be all liability. Not every deal is made for the long-term benefit of a club. Some deals are made for the short-term benefit of the club. This is reality, not a video game, deals such as those are necessary and happen with every club. It's just plain silly and unreasonable to sit there and maintain that EVERY deal that goes down MUST benefit the club in the LONG-term.
Anyway, you're quibbling here. What are the chances that a 3rd or 4th round pick were going to yield anything of tangible value for this club? We're not getting any pedigreed prospects in those rounds.
We've certainly wasted some second round picks, and we've given out a lot of 1sts in assembling this roster, but much of your argument only goes to illustrate the strange premium posters put on draft picks and farm systems on HF as opposed to the actual product on the ice at the NHL level, which I suppose makes sense give the purpose of the site.
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