Thread: Speculation: Value of the MacKinnon Pick
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04-09-2013, 12:55 PM
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Originally Posted by visor wearing goon View Post
Canes would probably trade our top 3 pick, Skinner and Pitkanen for a guy like Joe Thornton. I know we might have to add, so maybe a 2nd or Rask too?

If you ask the Canes experts over on our forum, they'll tell you we're sorely lacking a playmaker and leader, so Joe Thornton would be a perfect addition.
I love sarcasm, even if you are dead on about some of those clown "proposals for rebuilding" that have been going on over there.

Originally Posted by kenfury View Post
Historical perspective.

2001 2nd overall cost Yashin (bad deal)
2004 from 8th to 4th cost a second.
2008 from 7th to 5th cost a second and a third.
As pointed out, that's purely situational. I could see the Canes at #3 moving down to somewhere in the 6-8 range if Jones goes #1 or 2, but asking for a ridiculous return in exchange. Like team moving up would be giving up not just the 6-8, but also quite possibly their next first as well (or an additional one in this draft if they have one).

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