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02-28-2013, 02:12 PM
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We need more high-upside picks and less 'will be an NHLer' picks. I don't know a situation where I would willingly take Hartman ahead of those guys.
It's like being presented with Jensen, Saad, and Jaskin and taking Rakell. I wouldn't do it.
For me if I'm at 24 or 26 and the board looks like the one we keep discussing, I see about moving down.
The Habs for example have 3 2nd's. If we could entice them to move their pick (likely mid-late round) and Calgary's (early to mid round).
I like our chances better or getting a
. I know usually the idea of trading down is fantasy, but it happens (Detroit got 35th and 48th for 24th in 2011).
It just gives us more swings (allowing for a safer pick and a couple of home run swings).
Move down, hope you still have a shot at a falling Petan, take a Dickinson (this is a homerun swing for me) and a Kujawinksi or De La Rose with the remaining picks.
I think there is good value late into the 2nd or 3rd round this year (similar to 2011), so it may be a decent option.
In my eyes, I don't think it ever gets that far, because a high ranked faller will present itself to Gillis and Co. and it's the easy decision to make going with that guy.
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