Leopold to LI proposals
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04-17-2012, 01:54 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Rochester, NY
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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.
The 50th pick in 2013 might be better than the 34th pick this year....
And I wouldn't underestimate the attractiveness of Leopold only having one year left on his deal and at a reasonable cap number with the CBA uncertainty that teams will be dealing with between June & November.
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