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01-19-2013, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by ECWHSWI View Post
And yet, those 3 players were traded FROM contenders - or teams that thought they were, and they werent traded for vets. They were traded for other young players. Youth for youth. When you trade your 22 years old for a 25 or 26 years old, you're getting a player for now AND the future... nothing in common with acquiring 30+ players such as Cole, Markov or Plekanec for example.

At the very least, one should ask himself why it's never been done before (it's not like it's something so outside the box no GM ever thought of that)
I'm not sure if anyone is suggesting that the value of each of these player is a first rounder. Pleks probably, if well sold. Cole and Markov we could get lucky, but they are more likely to be 2nd rounder returns. (And that in the context of a rebuild is still fine.)

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