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12-13-2012, 01:28 AM
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Originally Posted by me2 View Post
A question I ask myself is what would it cost to acquire that type of player via trade.
Lappierre cost us a 3rd.
Higgins cost us a 3rd + Evan Oberg

You can get some pretty solid players for 2nds and 3rd if you are crafty. I'm not a fan of drafting prospects who's upside is at best what you can get for the pick anyway. I have to hope Gaunce turns out better than an average 3c.
Lapierre is a 4th line center though. A good 3rd line center usually goes for a 1st or more. Just look at Paul Gaustad this year and he's a 4th line center. Higgins and Lapierre were both considered damaged goods at the time so we definitely were a bit lucky and benefitted from good pro scouting.

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