Thread: Confirmed with Link: Nikita Filatov to Ottawa for a 3rd Round Pick
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06-25-2011, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by FANonymous View Post

This seems like a worthless trade. Perhaps Filatov never will pan out in the league, but doesn't some random third rounder have an equal or greater chance to not make it as well? Not to mention this new prospect is comparatively a few years behind in development as well...

I agree with the sentiment that if you're going to trade, at least get someone back that can help us now. Maybe that wasn't possible, but we're looking at going into Free Agency trying to nab two top defenders when we're probably going to have problems getting just one.
I think it was time to punt. It's best for both the Jackets and Filatov. Given what has ensued the past 3 seasons, does anybody really think Filatov would suddenly have a nice, normal 2011-12? It sucks that we had to do it from a 4th and 23 but it had to be done.

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