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06-09-2011, 01:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Sting36e View Post
If the possibility to draft Ryan Nugent-Hopkins exists, I would most certainly give the matter its due diligence. Inquire early and often.

I would pay a hefty price for that right, although within reason.

2011 1st, Girardi/McIlrath, Grachev, Boyle for the #1 overall pick and Kurtis Foster

Expendable players. More than that, and I would not go for it.

RNH may not be Crosby or Ovechkin, but he's actually quite reminiscent of Brad Richards. It would be well worth it to have a young prospect like that in your system. Also, if you're never going to be bad enough to draft #1 overall, you're best bet is to trade for a #1 overall, and you'll never pry that pick away in a year where there is a Crosby or Ovechkin. This player is still very good, so if you can do it, you have to go for it.
I agree with that assesment of trades. As i said including Sauer would be a mistake but Mcilrath or Girardi would be reasonable. However i think the only way this trade would get done is if Cally or Dubi name was in the mix. I say that because i think Edm is looking to make a move next year and want guy that will make a difference now.

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