Derek Roy to Anaheim
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06-14-2012, 10:06 PM
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I'd rather have those 3 picks than the 2nd.
At 6, you can get an impact D like Dumba, Murray, or Reinhart. Heck, there is a shot that Grigorenko is there at 6.
And they can get 2 Cs with upside at 12 & 21.
I love Galchenyuk. But, I think that those 3 picks together are more valuable than just the 2nd overall.
Now if you can go from 6 to 2 by giving up 21 and one of the 2nds or 6 , 21, and a prospect like Adam or Brennan, I'd rather go that route.
But screw it, if we're going to dream, let's figure out how to pull some Brian Burke stuff off and get 1 & 2 and get Yakupov & Galchenyuk!
I disagree. If Anaheim was offering up 6 for Roy, I'd add to make sure the deal was done. Adam, Brennan, 42 or 44. Just to position the team at 6.
Then jump from 6 to 2 using the 12, 21, and whichever of the 42/44 didn't go to Anaheim.
Then draft the center of choice, assuming Yakupov goes first.
Getting into the top five to take a potential franchise center is the way to do it. Waiting until they develop doesn't work often or well. How much is Staal going to cost?
At baseline, Buffalo is trading four draft choices (12, 21, 42, 44), Roy (an impending UFA) and a prospect for a potential franchise center. I don't think Pittsburgh, or any team with a 1C, would take a deal of futures like that. Price for a 1C is the lowest it gets at the draft.
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