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05-24-2011, 04:40 PM
DROP THE PUCK
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Originally Posted by
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If you're so sure of that, why hasnt it worked in the past for us?
And even moreso, why would a team trade down instead of just drafting these guys
Why hasn't what worked in the past? I'm not clear on what you mean. The last time the Rangers traded up in the first round, they took Staal (2005) I'd say that's working out.
One team in the top 10 may not be looking to draft a center. And may feel their guy will be around outside the top 10.
Colorado (#2 and #11, we would target #11) would be good trade partners. This subject has been discussed in the NON-Rangers prospect thread. They have Duchene and Stastny. They'll probably take Larsson at #2.
Should the Rangers not be looking to move up and get a high-end player? What would be the benefit? They have two second round picks and a decent #15 in the first round. They have assets to move.
If we can get #11, we could see who falls, and possibly look to make one more deal with Minnesota at #10 if our guy is there.
They could really help themselves out by going after one of the high-end centers. We do not have one in the system.
This should be done regardless of what the plans are with Richards a week or two after the draft.
If we get Richards, we have organization strength. If we don't get Richards, we have a high-end talent developing in the system that won't be far off.
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