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03-28-2011, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by PredsV82 View Post
gotta remember everything is connected, too.

Poile traded down to the spot we got Pickard, gaining a second rounder. He then packaged our two lower second rounders for a higher single second round pick and got Josi.

so if we dont get Pickard, maybe we also dont get Josi.

and in the summer of 2008 Rinne was still a prospect, and a 26 year old prospect at that, and Mason and Ellis were both uninspiring and certainly neither one looked like a long term answer in net.

thus, goal was very much a potential hole that would need filling and at that time free agent goalies of the caliber that Nashville would need to thrive were getting huge contracts(Khabibulin, Huet, etc).
Josi is a great prospect, obviously, but if you ask me if I'd rather have, say:

Pickard and Josi


Eberle, Hamonic, and Stepan

...I don't have to think too hard about it. In fact, realizing that we turned two second round picks in a situation where several of the guys that went in the second round have turned into fantastic prospects into one at a loaded position...that's a brand new sting altogether.


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