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06-26-2012, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Monarchist View Post
What is the deal with this? Lombardi passed on Slepyshev, Nathan Walker, Nikita Gusev, etc. to trade Edmonton's high seventh round pick for Dallas' 2013 seventh round pick. Shouldn't he have been able to get a 6th, at least? Is a seventh next year really better than any of the available players, including Nick Ebert?
Does anyone know what our prospect limit is at? If I'm not mistaken, not only is the contract limit at 50, but the limit on total players (Signed plus drafted) is 80. Maybe we're getting to close to that number and DL wanted to defer a pick to next year?

Also, as others have said, I'm not going to bust DL's balls for passing on someone like Slepyshev when the other 29 GM's did as well. There's some piece of info the hockey minds know that we don't. The fact he couldn't bother coming to the combine was likely telling as well.

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