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01-22-2013, 10:38 AM
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Originally Posted by makbowles View Post
I don't think it's inherently lateral. Say we trade PK for a 1st rounder this year(possibly something else). Trading PK should almost guarantee us a top 5 pick. Depending on who's 1st rounder we get that's possibly another blue chipper.

It's a risk and there's definitely a lot of caveats and ifs with this but I'm confident in our D prospects that we MIGHT get along without PK long term. Beaulieu can be a #1 dman if paired with the right guy. Add Gorges, Emelin, Diaz, Tinordi, Thrower, Ellis, Nygren, Dietz and I'm sure you could cobble together a very solid top 6 out of this group.

If trading PK can get us 2 blue chip forward prospects in the draft, I think we should seriously consider it.
Any plan that starts with trading PK is a bad one IMHO.

D-men take 5-6 years to develop after they are drafted, I don't want to dump PK just to spend 3-4 years trying to develop somebody similar.

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