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03-02-2013, 02:46 PM
Change is good.
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Originally Posted by azrok22 View Post
The trade deadline should be enticing, because due to the shortened season, the market may be even more geared toward overpayment, because more teams believe they are still in it. However, a team that you can safely project as having a high draft pick is unlikely to be one of those teams.

I'd be looking for a younger second line forward that is a better fit in our system and more affordable + prospect + pick for Gaborik.
Sounds about right.

If I'm Slats, would I take a top 5 pick and a young forward for Gabby? Sure. If I'm a GM with a top 5 pick, am I trading it and one of my young assets for a 32 year old player (no matter how talented)? Nope.

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