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12-12-2012, 09:56 AM
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There's a reason that BOTH Gaustand and Kyle frigging Quincey returned 1st round draft picks this year, why Colorado was OK with moving that 1st as a package for Varlamov, and why a HOST of 2nd rounders got moved... people are forgetting that 2012 was a shallow, horrible draft year. Might go down as one of the worst in recent memory. It's easy to move 1st and 2nd rounders when you're convinced that the pick is worth more as a tradeable asset than they player you'd draft with it.
This year's draft is DEEP. A late 1st rounder last year = a mid 2nd this year, easy.
Every draft is considered deep 6 months before draft day. I remember many people saying this about the 2012 draft in 2011.
Reality is that a contending team doesn't care how deep an upcoming draft is, they care about winning the Stanley Cup. GM's overpay for medicore players at the deadline every year, the next one won't be any different. A 40 - 60 point winger like MacArthur will net a late 1st to high 2nd easily.
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