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2011 NHL Entry Draft/Other Prospects (All NON-RANGERS Prospect Discussion - Part 2)
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05-01-2011, 12:00 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Danbury, CT
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Good gravy, some of this stuff is silly.
Those of you who suggest things like AA and MDZ for a guy who may be drafted - where? 8th through 18th? - ask yourself: why do these trades never happen? When's the last time a guy who had proven himself as a capable NHLer (never mind 22 with upside beyond just "capable") got traded for a pick whose upside is so uncertain that he isn't even projected to go in the top 5 (in a bad draft, no less)?
This isn't Sidney Crosby or Steven Stamkos here, guys. I mean, I certainly wouldn't complain if we wound up with Murphy, but there's still plenty of risk attached. You don't trade Anisimov for him
, much less in conjunction with MDZ to acquire him.
Manhattan Blue is simply too enamored with prospects here. People are playing up Murphy's game and potential way to much, I can't see him living up to the things I've read about him at all, just because it's incredibly hard to live up to that kind of potential.
The fact is. Del Zotto had an excellent rookie season, Anisimov is becoming a fine two way forward, and Murphy hasn't even stepped on NHL ice yet, and there is a chance he never well. There is a very strong possibility that he only becomes half the player people want him to become.
I'd rather trade Murphy for MDZ and Anisimov, I'd run away laughing with those two over Murphy.
It was only a few months ago that people wanted to trade away picks in this draft. Now Murphy, Strome, Landeskog, Zibanejad, etc are must haves, WTF IS GOING ON? I guess this is why this place is called Hockey's Future
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