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08-22-2011, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by 101st_fan View Post
That "random point of view" would be pragmatism. You're acting like bluechip moves are common and that flipping our defensive prospects for forward prospects would have been easy. Your "creativity" here requires not only that to happen, but for Poile to have been able to pull it off in a short period of time to get Richards or Carter. Once again, for this set of deals we did not have the right assets to pull it off.

Philly wanted forwards with a certain set of characteristics. We didn't have them, still don't have them, nor does it appear there was any sort of time to pull off the type of asset flipping you're entire concept depends upon. I'm trying to remember the last time a three way deal didn't take weeks to complete.

There are still plenty of teams that could use the type of prospects we do have in the organization. Because there are other teams that could use them, doesn't mean that Philly wanted or needed them.
And we're basically looking at flipping one of our defensive prospects for a guy like Schenn and as good as our blue line prospects are, none would net a guy like Schenn and the only one that might, Blum, isn't available right now as he's too important for us. Would Ellis or Josi landed us a first, probably but who would've filled the role of Vorachek? It would be replacing one of our top 6 with a different guy and as much as Carter fills the net, is it worth giving up one of our top 6 and a top blue line prospect. I'm not sure that was the answer either.

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