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12-30-2012, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by steffeG View Post
A 2nd rounder is what, a 50-50 chance to become an NHLer? If even that. But it's still not something that should just be thrown about. I don't mind the trade, but it's certainly not a no-brainer that it was a good move. Lehner could've been brought up, or a cheaper option could've been brought in. Stars come out of the second round every year.

And how can anyone ever be "set" with a prospect pool?
We're set in the sense that we've got depth in our cupboard at all positions, so moving a few futures for assets that can have an immediate impact (like a 2nd for Bishop) is a reasonable course of action. Especially when that future is a 2nd round pick in a draft that many think was less deep than normal.

I'm in no way trying to say second rounders are meaningless, or that we can just stop drafting now because we've got depth in the cupboard.

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