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01-20-2013, 03:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Pine View Post
Jesus, you win some you lose some. If you're going to include Fischer and Chipchura, might as well include Price, Pacioretty, McDonagh
The point being that every 1st and 2nd rounder doesn't magically turn into a great player. The Habs probably draft better than most but it still doesn't mean every pick is going to be a success. Even good picks like Beaulieu, Collberg and Kristo might be nothing more than second rate role players or busts. Draft picks are very overrated here.

It makes sense to trade a guy for whatever picks you can get at the deadline when he clearly has no future with the team, like Gill, but not your most important players in their primes unless you are getting an something immediately back in return. The Habs aren't in the same situation as Philly where they had an emerging superstar in Giroux and Richards/Carter were only getting in the way, and even then that trade paid off far more for the Kings than it did for the Flyers.

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