Thread: Proposal: J. Cowen for J. Eberle
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04-19-2013, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by soothsayer View Post
Why don't you go look up all the 1st round picks in history who have never played more than 82 NHL games and then say that a player who was picked in the first round is equivalent to a first round pick.

GM 1: "Hey, were offering three first round picks for your player"

GM 2: "Really?! That's great, what year(s)?"

GM 1: "Oh, well, its actually Robbie Schremp, Alex Plante, and Riley Nash. Same thing, though"

GM 2: *Click
Challenge accepted seeing as these first round picks would be coming from the Ottawa Senators. Out of 19 Ottawa first round picks going up to 2009 all but three have played in more than 82 NHL games. One of those three is still currently playing on the roster. Ottawa has proven themselves to be a team that drafts and developed very well. One could argue that a first round Ottawa drafted player is generally worth more than your average first round draft pick. This is especially true if Edmonton isn't drafting in the top three.

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