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03-28-2013, 11:25 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
i'd rather not move our first this year, given how deep the first round is speculated to be (it gets said often, but this year seems particularly talented... and if it is anything close to '03, that first could land a significant player).
gambling with some depth prospects or later picks is fine, but our NHL roster has some decent depth as it is so i don't know that moving said picks/prospects for a bottom-6 or bottom-4 rental is worth it vs playing through with what we have.
Next year, if the team is in a similar situation in the standings, it would make more sense to be a bit more aggressive...
- we'll have a better idea of what guys like Kristo, Leblanc, Beaulieu, Tinordi, Bournival, Ellis et. can/can't bring to the table
- we'll have an influx of prospects from the '13 draft that will need or soon need a contract, so moving some of the young players on contract we have in place will be a bigger need
- price, subban, maxpac, gally, galch, eller, diaz, emelin will all be 1-year more experienced and hopefully that much more effective... giving us a nice core to work with and add to with a significant deadline acquisition.
next year the room to gamble will be bigger & make more sense... not that we shouldn't do anything this year, just moreso the following year.
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