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10-29-2012, 07:30 AM
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Gaustad got a 1st round pick for gods sakes. If a team needs a little push come playoff time, you'd be stupid if you didn't expect a monster return for one of the best players in the last 10 years.
i think its pretty well agreed that gm's decided by the trade deadline that the first round of that draft was turning out pretty weak. a draft that was originally thought to be strong had fallen to the point that trading gm's couldnt buy much with a first round pick.
mcphee had acquired an additional 1st to use specifically to trade for a top 6 forward at the deadline. he said that there was nothing to buy with it. that gaustad got a first says more about the weakness of that first's value than anything else.
I also remind you that teams looking for a playoff push toward a cup are NOT going to be trading two pieces OFF its current roster to buy a rental.
a 1st round pick and desired prospect? sure. Laich and Orlov or Johansson? Nah
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