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01-29-2013, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Frederick Stanley View Post
What difference does it make where the draft takes places?

I mean, it's nice and all to draft high in your own city, but I don't see the big difference.
Point is you take a guaranteed 8th overall pick over a very small chance that the next year's pick is the same or better. Carolina was instantly a better team than they had last year the second that trade happened.

There's always the chance that the Hurricanes could pull a Maple Leafs with Kessel...but...not really. The Hurricanes are a mediocre team with a great goalie in an awful division, the Leafs were an awful team with no goaltending in a good division.

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