OTT acquiring Top 5 pick while keeping #6
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06-07-2011, 10:16 PM
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Ottawa <-> Scotland
It can't be done.
The only thing near to this is the Fedotenko for Pitkanen deal - which was 4th overall for Fedotenko, 34th and 52nd (both 2nd round picks are out of the league).
Now, most on this site at the time will tell you they thought Feaster was nuts and had been suckered. He got a pass because of Fedotenko's contribution to their cup run. So while you could argue building around a roster player and two 2nds, you have to acknowledge that Fedotenko at the time was a rare type of player - he was a gritty player with 30 goal potential, power-forward lite if you will. Everyone was obsessed with power-forwards back in 2002 and HFBoards was awash with Isbister trade proposals!
My view is that it was a particularly unique circumstance, a player with a perceived rare skillset was packaged with the two 2nds to get a top 5 pick. I don't see who Ottawa offers that has the value to be packaged with the NSH 1st and one of their 2nds.
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