Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XVII
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01-25-2013, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Mystlyfe View Post
We finally acquire a 2C, now everyone wants to trade him away and hope the draft provides an answer again.

Have you all forgotten how often draft picks don't achieve what you hope of them? Even top 10 picks. Turris, Hamill, Wilson, Bailey, and Kadri were all centers drafted in the top 10 between 2007-2009. None of those guys are better than even Johansson or Perreault, let alone Ribeiro. And guys like Brayden Schenn and Cody Hodgson still have plenty of promise, but to wait on a guy like that to develop would push us well beyond the primes of Backstrom and Ovechkin. We can't afford to wait until 2016 to compete again.

I'm confused as to what 2C you are talking about. Ribeiro? No one here is talking about trading him away. As far as I can see.

If you do want to move Green. MacKinnon/Drouin likely is going top three. We'll likely have a pick outside of the top 3 even if we completely tank this season. I'm confused as to what you people want, it's either you believe Ribs/Backstrom is 1/2 or not. The defense is a different question, no one here is expecting to get Seth Jones. If you shop Green, it's for a mid-aged D and a 1st round. I would only shop Green if it's to a team like Calgary/Columbus/Colorado/etc. to get the high draft pick.

Do you guys want a wing? A center?

If you're looking wing, the options are Drouin, Nichushkin, Shinkaruk, Burakovsky, etc.

I'm not in favor of Barkov unless you feel like waiting two years for him to get here. The thought of drafting another Russian in Nichushkin, who God knows when he'll be here, also makes me want to throw up in my mouth. Plus if you don't want another Center that kind of messes up the entire plan here. If you want another Center just go big and grab MacKinnon and trade up if we tank.

In fact this draft for us kind of makes me want to throw up in my mouth.

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