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.
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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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