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06-22-2012, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by swanny View Post
I remember having our system drained for several years over deals where we sent draft picks. Draft picks are more valuable now with the cap than pre cap. I agree that they may never become significant contributors. But a lot of top 5's don't either. You can keep a steady stream of players coming to complement the nucleus instead of overpaying in the FA market to do the same.
Exactly. Even late round picks. Just because it may not pay dividends for 3 years or longer, or never …the potential should not be underestimated.

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