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01-03-2013, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Kurtz View Post
A first rounder with a potential to be top 3 isn't worth 24 mil to a corporation. Maybe to an individual owner who disregards profit for the ability to compete would swing it...but not a corporation that has to show a profit.
Draft picks are awarded to teams for free by the NHL each season for each draft.

Some GM would have to be clinically insane to pay $24 mil for something that was obtained for free.

NO organization would support their GM tossing away their money for a draft pick, and that doesn't even factor into the possibility that the pick made may bust. Then you just paid $24 mil in this Dipietro hypothetical trade idea and got NO return on investment and your paying $1.5 mil for the next 16 years to a player no longer on your team.

The CBA is created that doesn't allow the selling of draft picks for cash and this would be a end-around attempt to the most drastic extreme to get around that.

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