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02-11-2013, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by IslandersFan17 View Post
This may sound silly, but if a team is willing to move such an asset for a high draft pick what does that say about said defender?

Top young defenders do not grow on trees as we all know. Thus, why wouldn't an organization do everything in their power to develop them and hold onto them? I mean lets say a year or two from now, would we want to flip Reinhart for a top five pick?

Again, I could be wrong, I am just looking at it as a team would value a top pick more then a top pairing young defender might mean that team doesn't think much of their own talent. Unless, that is a cap casualty move.
Normally, the 1st round pick is in addition to a young player/prospect and maybe a B-level prospect for a quality player in return. Look at the Jordan Staal trade - 1st rounder (8th overall), Brandon Sutter, and Brian Dumoulin.

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