Eric Staal: Would you do it all over again?
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01-18-2013, 08:29 PM
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I don't think I'm assuming anything, I'm disagreeing with your original statement that they did well with that trade. I'm saying Staal > Horton + Meyer + Samuelsson.
They COULD have cashed in...the picks they got in return could have been outstanding in the whole "hindsight" scenario. That draft was super deep. Picking 3 overall wasn't a huge loss since the Pens obviously coveted Fleury. The Panthers were just poorly managed for years...and haven't developed any talent. I'm not saying Samuelson is equal to Staal, etc. But the Kitties COULD have drafted Enstrom, Carter, Getzlaf, Brown, etc. Knowing what we know now about that class, picking 3rd wouldn't be bad at all.
It's all about hindsight, since there was no way to know that class was loaded like it was. So we speculate, and say "what if?"
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