Thread: Prospect Info: The 2013 NHL Entry Draft
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03-28-2013, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by AslanRH View Post
Where is the difference in risk vs benefit between trading and drafting?

-trading a 1st for another piece (pieces most likely) with a little more established history. Kulikov, Sekera, Nikitin, etc as just quick examples.

and

-taking 1 player who may or may not fit a need or have a more immediate impact that has yet to play a pro game

Either option carries certain risks.
Any player drafted could wind up being Hishon 2.0, or Hickey, or could be Kane or Hedman.
If there's a chance you can draft next Kane, you draft the next Kane. Someone with quality like Kane is a game changer, a guy who can help you win the Cup few years down the line.

Trading for Kulikov or Sekera wont win us anything, except maybe a top 10 pick next year..

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