Thread: Proposal: First round Pick 2013
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11-09-2012, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by TOGuy14 View Post
What team is bad enough to finish bottom 10, with a general manager dumb enough to think that a couple of seconds and Lars Eller would be the significant improvement they need?

Realistically only Columbus is that bad at asset management, but besides them, you are looking at nobody.
Even Doug MacLean wasn't that stupid. Doug MacLean wasted first round picks by overruling his scouts; trading away picks for garbage was what he did in the later rounds.

Originally Posted by sharks9 View Post
Agreed, Columbus would probably be the only team willing to do this and only for their last first round pick.
It'd certainly be given some thought. I'm not sure how much tho. Center is presently arguably the weakest position in prospect depth because while we have some quality prospects, most of them are likely third-liners (although Captain Boone is looking really, really awesome right now ). It's questionable whether or not Eller really constitutes a significant enough addition to trade down, given that that's about the same level at which he's performing. We've also got plenty of third-line and equivalent guys on the roster already, so his development status doesn't help his value to us.

If we have a top-10 pick this year and that's the target? No way in hell. Later picks... maybe. If we like what we see in the second round.

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