Rumor and Proposal Thread Vol. 8: The North Remembers
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03-19-2013, 05:53 PM
T.Hall da man
Join Date: Oct 2003
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Say we go on a decent run in the next couple weeks and make the playoffs look viable.
How would the HF gang feel about trading this 'first pick in a loaded year' as the centerpiece in a package for a young D-man that's worth it. Say Zach Bogosian since we've been linked to him in a bunch of rumors through the years.
It's risky, no doubt--especially with the lotto the way it is now--but I think it's an encouragingly ballsy statement to the players: "We think you're good enough now, and we're getting you the help that will set you up to get into the playoffs. But the further you fall from making that goal, the more you screw the team over. Go win."
I can say with 98.678% certainty that MacTamblowe don't have the balls to do it, but I would be all for it personally *IF* the team shows the chops before D-Day.
I wouldn't be opposed to trading the pick, but I think there would be a large disconnect between the kind of player we'd want in return, and the kind of player GMs are going to be willing to trade away.
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