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03-23-2013, 02:53 AM
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Assuming the Flames were actually cup contenders, had a shot to go deep into the playoffs and not only had a hole on the LW, but believed a player like Brown would put them over the top? The required price, of course. And if that necessitated a first round, then so be it.

Winning the cup is what the game is all about, not a picking a prospect that may or may not pan out. Do Kings fans regret trading a first for Carter last season? What if Carter had been a UFA and walked last summer, would they regret that trade still? The correct answer is no, of course not, since it got them the cup.
While I agree with you that it's all about winning the cup, it's also a very tough pill to swallow if we were to get bounced in the first round or maybe not even make it to the playoffs and have to relinquish our first AND unable to re-sign Iggy, OUCH!!!

That is why I would prefer to make it a conditional pick, but your first round offer isn't that far off imo. However, you do realize that most of your fanbase seem to expect a first + + which is waaaay out of line.

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