Several notable prospects but little depth in Vancouver Canucks' system
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11-01-2012, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by
dave babych returns
Essentially, we could have produced a respectable level of organizational depth with the exact same draft positions we've had all these years - contrary to what others have stated.
Or we could have taken players that never sniff the NHL (odds are) and the depth on the NHL team would have suffered.
Prospects like McNally and Corrado are nice to have, but they're still a million miles away from being NHLers. The only prospects that matter at all to the organization are ones that make a contribution on the big club, these late picks have a slim hope of doing that.
I don't really care how deep the farm team is, I care how deep the Canucks are. I would trade 2nd and 3rd round picks every year for 3-5 years of Lapierre's and Higgins' type players, you'd be crazy not to. When you strike it big with those picks those are exactly the kind of players you're hoping to find.
Gillis is playing the odds when he trades those picks. He's trading lottery tickets for cash money.
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