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01-24-2013, 04:52 PM
Sidney the Kidney
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Originally Posted by Ogrezilla View Post
you can't assess the 2007 draft and just ignore the return we got for trading Esposito. Hell, we even got a (not very good) rental out of Caputi
I'm not talking about asset management (which Shero did quite well with that draft -- such as turning Esposito into Hossa and Dupuis), I'm talking specifically about the players chosen and their eventual NHL effectiveness.

For example, if we trade Beau Bennett for Corey Perry (a fantastical improbability), but Bennett and the rest of his draft class go on to play zero NHL games, it will be a case of fantastic asset management, but the draft itself would be horrible in terms of the players picked ending up contributing at the NHL level.

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