Thread: Speculation: Value of the MacKinnon Pick
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04-09-2013, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Djp View Post
The Huberdeau for Galychenyuk makes logical sense and isnt much of a reach to pull something like that off. The key is you have to do it before players start to show full NHL potential.

Buffalo made the trade with Vancouver similar to this proposed trade where they traded Kassain to Vancouver for Hodgson. They were picked at roughly the same spot in the draft in consecutive years.

Last year was the first NHL play for both players. They traded the players for the perception of depth need. Buffalo felt they were fine with wingers but needed a center.

This is where these traded make sense when you are strong at one position in terms of youth players but are short at another position.
The hodgson trade happened for a multitude of reasons, and unless I'm mistaken, one of which was was tht Vancouver did not like the kids attitude. Even if I am wrong, trades like that are extremely rare.

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