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07-03-2012, 07:34 PM
Disgruntled Observer
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Originally Posted by Vexxed14 View Post
If at the time of the deal, the chances of your picks being anything other than more of the same, you contemplate adding the one elite player to your team.

The problem with the trade wasn't the initial vision but crapping out on the dice roll long after the fact.
all things considering, we wouldn't be much better off.
One elite player, already about as good at hockey as Kessel, 4 years younger. A star (arguably elite) defenseman. And a decent 32nd overall pick (a measly 2 picks away from being yet another 1st rounder).

Given the situation Boston was in, they probably would have traded Kessel for a 5th overall, straight up. And I mean that. Nevermind a 2nd, 9th, and 32nd. A dramatic overpayment at a level that borders on supernatural.

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