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01-04-2013, 06:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Tortorella View Post
Of course.

If the Rangers give up a top 5 pick in this deep draft, then the trade is awfully lopsided in favor of the Blue Jackets. Assuming the lottery is in our 'favor' this time.
But the rangers didn't give that pick up thinking it'd be a top 5 pick. They gave it up thinking it'd be a 25-30 pick, which even in a deeper draft, could be 2nd round talent. You can't operate your team around a lockout expecting a whole season to be cancelled. They had a chance to significantly improve the offense after being two wins away from a SC visit and they did just that. I don't care if it's a lottery and every team would have a chance to win that number one pick. If there is/was a season the rangers wouldn't have been there and I can live with that.

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