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02-03-2012, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by broadwayblue View Post
True. I guess I just don't really see the point in throwing in the 7th when the guy we are getting is actually worse than the one we're giving up. It's not like EC was such an expensive player that we had to throw in picks in exchange for a team to be willing to take on extra salary. But at the end of the day it's no biggie...a new 7th is easily obtainable if so desired.
We got a 24 year old player that could possibly still improve and become a regular NHLer. They got a 28 year old player who is an inconsistent, borderline NHLer who is unlikely to ever improve. And the pick is a conditional 7th in 2013, most likely on the condition that they re-sign EC.

Maybe he plays well there and they re-sign him? He played well enough for us after we claimed him on waivers that we gave him a 2 year deal, so it's not out of the question.

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