Thread: Value of: 2013 1st Overall Pick
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10-23-2012, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Vankiller Whale View Post
Because a Franchise defenseman would make a bigger to you lineup than adding another franchise centre. You currently have a potential franchise centre and a decent 2nd line centre, but no top pairing defensemen. If you can trade down from Mackinnon to Jones and gain a nice asset while doing so imo they should do it.
Viewed through the history lens you're advocating something along the lines of:

Trading down from:

Crosby to pick Jack Johnson;
Staal to pick Eric Johnson; or
Stamkos to pick Doughty;

None of those look like great options. Whatever "nice asset" is coming the other way is still likely not going to make up for not getting the best player in the trade.

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