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01-04-2013, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Mess View Post
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.
Yes, a lot of money to get into a long shot gamble.

Let's change it and see if paying $24 million makes more sense this way? Assuming you can buy-out someone else's player.

Komisarek - Islanders buy-out (if rules permit) or they can play him
DiPietro - buy-out

Two first round picks but with less gamble involved.


The New York Rangers are the most valuable NHL franchise at $1.2 billion, taking the top spot on the Forbes list for the first time since 2004.

The magazine said Tuesday that Montreal is second at $1.18 billion, followed by Toronto at $1.15 billion.
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