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05-17-2011, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by t3hg00se View Post
I really think we should avoid a d-man in the first round and get the best forward available. Next year we are for sure drafting a PMD in the 1st round, so that cupboard isn't going to be empty any time soon.

Staal - Girardi
Sauer - McDonagh
MDZ - McIlrath
Valentenko
Kundratek

Of course injuries and trades happen, but we already have a shot of having a completely home grown defense as early as next season.
You take the guy who has the best shot of being an impact player at the next level. You can't base it on next year because you have no idea where we'll be drafting in the first round. Hell, Sather could deal the pick for a rental next deadline and then what?

It's about stockpiling assets and getting the maximum return for those assets down the line. Either in the form of NHL minutes, or NHL players in a trade.

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