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06-15-2011, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by S Bah View Post
With most teams trying to unload draft picks in the first round it speaks volumes about the players available in the top end (#1-#10).There is no guarantees with these picks, teams could end up with a lemon for their efforts.Better to try and get a trade for established players and let someone else draft try picking the player that will dominate the NHL in a few short years.
We hear the same thing every year. It only makes sense for top 5 teams to see what they can get by trade, at the end of the day nothing big gets done because the teams at the bottom need top young players more than the other 20-25 teams not picking early.

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