12/13 Draft Thread: The top 5 sucks, late first-round picks rule.
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03-29-2013, 12:42 PM
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From 16-22 range? I'm just guessing, next year's 1st? Or a pair of 2nds? Seems the cost of moving up keeps increasing...hate to say it but it's better to sit back and see who falls to you.
Everyone gives stupidly high costs every year for moving up and they rarely hold up to the evidence.
It cost the Sabres a 2nd to move from 21 to 14.
The Leafs apparently considered moving back to the 12 (the Sabres picks) in a deal that would have been the 12th overall, 21st over for the Leafs 5th and 35th overall.
I doubt that it would be two 2nds to move from like 18-20 to the early teens. Top 10 might be a little more difficult but nowhere near as expensive as people think.
I just don't think teams value these picks as highly as some fans do. Even in a draft like this. It will be hard to come by the "elite" picks (so like top 1-7 or 1-8) but I wouldn't bet against movement of picks. We've already seen three first rounders move, and seven 2nds.
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