Thread: Value of: Mike Green to Edmonton?
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06-07-2012, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ChibiPooky View Post
Value aside, it's just not what the Caps need to be looking at from an organizational standpoint. My opinion is that they need to stock the prospect pool with multiple players at multiple positions. These players don't need to be ready to contribute right away. In a year with two picks in the top 16, that's a perfect opportunity to do so. If it were up to me, I wouldn't consider moving anything more draft pick-wise than just the 16th, and that to upgrade the center position if the right deal was available.
So, let's say that the Caps get Faksa and Pouliot. I'd rather have Yak than those two for one big reason: win now. Faksa and Pouliot won't contribute on the high level for maybe 3 years (like Johansson). Yak will. If we look at the 1st overalls (forwards only) since 2001 (Kovy), all but one (Nugent-Hopkins) scored 20+ goals in their first year. All had 40+ points, two (Hall, Stamkos) had >50 points.

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