Thread: Proposal: Leopold to LI proposals
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04-17-2012, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim Bob View Post
And I'd rather hold onto Leopold if there isn't a mobile D upgrade as you likely could get the 2nd and a decent prospect at the trade deadline when veteran defensemen usually go for a premium.
At the deadline, a playoff contender is going to be the buyer, and the pick is going to be closer to 50. In our current hypothetical, the pick is #34. That would arm us with more ammunition to move up with our earlier picks, or pick a player early in the 2nd round. Provided they can then acquire a defenseman on July 1 at or near Leopold's level, even if possessing a different skill set, this deal would make a lot of sense.

This whole discussion is likely moot, though, because I cannot imagine a team--even one as poorly run as the Isles--giving up an early-2nd and a prospect for Leopold when they can acquire defensemen a week later for nothing but money.

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