2013 Official NHL Draft Discussion Thread
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02-11-2013, 05:14 PM
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Iff nichushkin is still available at the 20th pick, would u guys trade up to get him?
Sounds like I am in the minority, but depending on the cost I would.
The Isles have stockpiled prospects and have a ton of depth. Given that, I would absolutely take the home run shot.
I just think there is such a difference between this guy and anybody else who will get drafted in the late first/early second (I know we don't have either, but that may change at the deadline) that makes it worth the risk. If we had a pick in the 25-35 range and could package a 3rd to get a player with top-5 talent, I would do that in a heartbeat.
You don't get many shots at star players, especially after the top 4 or 5 picks. If you already have the depth, take the shot.
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