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05-11-2012, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
It's a big risk though - what if you're wrong? The Kings loved Hickey in '07 but (from what I heard) couldn't find a dance partner to trade down to get him. So they said to hell with it and picked him at #4 anyway. Not only did they miss out on Alzner, McDonagh, Shattenkirk, etc, they didn't even get any assets to offset picking a bust so high in the draft.
Exactly. It's unfortunate that Washington has 11th and 16th overall. If they had say 7-8th and 20-25th overall I'd strongly consider trading the 3rd overall if we can get TT and another solid prospect at the 2nd 1st rounder.

Last time we had 2 1st rounders? McDonagh and Pacioretty.

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