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01-14-2013, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by AfroThunder396 View Post
I disagree with a lot of people in this thread. I have no issue with Fistric, he's a fine 6/7 defensemen, but are there such a premium on defensemen in this league that role players are getting 3rd round draft picks? 3rd rounders aren't throw-away assets.
Consider yourself lucky if a 3rd rounder ever becomes an NHL regular. Oilers got an NHL regular in an area that they badly needed depth. They have enough young stars, and prospects, that they don't need any more gambles on picks for a while.

This was a good deal for both teams.

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