The Winger Acquisition Thread | Part III: In Search of Wingers with Reverent Hands
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02-08-2013, 01:38 PM
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It is win now, but you can't trade picks every year. Don't waste picks on the Seto/Stewarts, put it towards the Perrys. As long as we have Crosby/Malkin, it will always be win now mode, so some years it's ok to keep the picks (like this year, unless we get Perry).
And people who want to horde picks believe that every winger will turn into a Perry, or a Hossa, or a Giroux. Fact is, it's a complete crap shoot. At least with an NHL player, you know what you're getting, and hopefully Shero trades the picks for a guy who is young and has some potential to realize still.
I have more confidence in trading for Setoguchi and Stewart and having them turn into legitimate top 6 forwards than drafting one, waiting 2 or 3 years (and probably more for a pick late in each round), then letting them get their wits about them in the NHL, and then maybe, 6-8 years down the line they turn into a top 6 forward.
That's just my theory on things. We can trade picks, potentially sacrifice the future (potentially being the key word) to find guys who could help now and later.
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