Thread: Prospect Info: The 2013 NHL Entry Draft
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03-27-2013, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by AslanRH View Post
You'll be paying the top 3 pick 3-3.775/yr already. Kulikov will most likely garner similar to EJ on his next RFA deal. probably 4-4.5m is my guess depending on the term. not a ton of savings between either option.

Again, I see the team much closer to the end of a rebuild than most apparently.

I'm not advocating trading the 1st for 1 player unless that player is Elite. I'm advocating adding multiple pieces, 1 of which for sure fills a glaring need while the others either fill a need as well, or add to bulking up the base of young cheaper talent/prospects.
Again, rebuild done or not, the "cubbard" is almost bare again. We're loaded with a bunch of two-way players and longshots, with a couple potential top-4 defensive prospects sprinkled in. Once Barrie becomes a full-time NHLer, the prospect base is looking very weak.

I'd rather see them trade some of the extraneous pieces on the roster or in the system before they decide to deal valuable picks, even though those won't yield nearly as good a return.

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