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04-22-2012, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by 5RingsAndABeer View Post
That is actually very realistic. Most average 1st rounders don't amount to all that much in the NHL. At that range you're playing the probabilities and hoping to get a stud player. It's not like the NFL where most of the 1st round is elite players.

A first or second overall is almost always a stud. There are exceptions but they are rare (especially recently).
No it is not very realistic.

The draft has been part of the league for decades and I can think of only one trade, involving the 1st overall, that has seen anything close to that type of payment.

Teams don't package 2 top prospects/players + 3 or 4 first rounders for the first overall.

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