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03-15-2013, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by orange is better View Post
And then do what to fix the gaping hole that is our defense now and for the future? Trade Couturier for a guy who hasn't been able to hold a steady nhl job like Runblad? A guy who's taken a scary big step back like Meyers? A guy who's been stuffed in the minors by a team who hasnt made the playoffs since the silent era like Gardiner? It's easier to draft a blue chip defenseman if you have a high draft pick than it is to trade for a blue chip defenseman after the BPA with your pick isn't a defenseman.

If we're at, for example #5, Id be disappointed if homer didnt try to do whatever was in his power to move up to the top 2 for Jones.
You can deal with that sort of problem when it comes. Counting your chickens before they hatch has proven to be a poor strategy, and that's why drafting BPA is the best way to go.

Also, it would be amazing to get Jones, but every team in the league will be after him. I'm not expecting Holmgren to be able to move up even a few spots to get him.

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