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04-18-2013, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Everlasting View Post
More kids = Longer rebuild.
exactly... look, i'll be thrilled to get mackinnon (although i really doubt that happens)... but if we did draft him, i don't think we should trade gagner and insert mackinnon next year... that is, unless we want to lose more games next year... gagner next year >> mackinnon next year... long term this changes (obviously), but there is essentially no chance of mackinnon being the better NHL player next season

if we fluke out and end up with mackinnon, we keep gagner (or some other real NHL-centre that gagner is traded for) and only put mackinnon into the 2nd line C role when he is ready... likely in 2 or maybe 3 years

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