NJD 2013 Draft Thread
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04-11-2013, 09:20 PM
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Maybe I'm in the minority, but if the Devils get a high enough pick, I wouldn't be against the Devils looking to deal their pick back for one of the teams with multiple later 1st rounders to offer up in exchange (Calgary/Columbus).
Depends on where those picks end up. Columbus right now would (off the top of my head) something like 12/15/20. Calgary would have 3/22/29. I probably wouldn't trade a pick around #10 for #22 and #29. At #10, we're probably looking at a Shinkaruk/Erne. If Columbus were to offer #15+#20, I'd have to think about it.
(Back in 2007, Jarmo Kekalainen really wanted Jakub Voracek. St. Louis offered #9 and #24 to Edmonton to move up to #6 but were rebuffed.)
Trading for more picks is always dangerous (even though I did so in my mock draft a few pages back). Historically, the team trading up tends to do much better than the team trading down.
The cautionary tale would be Anaheim in 2008. They allegedly wanted Erik Karlsson, but figured they could trade down and accumulate picks to replenish their prospect pool. They turned #12 into #17, #35, and #39. On paper, that seems like pretty decent value.
Ottawa then traded up from #18 to #15 and sniped Karlsson. Anaheim ended up with Jake Gardiner instead at #17. With the extra two picks, they ended up with Nic Deschamps and Eric O'Dell.
It'll really depend on who the staff likes. Personally, I see that top tier of 8 and then a decent middle tier of ~dozen. With the slide, I'd almost rather try to trade up into that top tier if possible.
Hypothetically if Monahan/Lindholm/Nichushkin/Shinkaruk/Erne are taken and we're looking at defense (Zadorov/Ristolainen) being the BPA, then I'd look into trading down for an extra pick.
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