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04-23-2013, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by joestevens29 View Post
#1 d-men aren't exactly moved everyday. That's why.

Similar picks that have been moved lately.

8th overall, Sutter, Dumolin for Staal.

8th overall Voracek, 3rd for Carter

9th overall, 1st(Seguin) for Kessel

That pick in itself is no where close to getting a #1 d-man unless it somehow becomes the 1st overall pick or we end up drafting in the top 5.
lets say for arguments sake that we draft 6th overall, as that is where we are right now... this years draft is very good at the top end, specifically in the top-8... so the fact that the pick is a few spots better and the draft being good, would mean our 1st has more value than those listed above

that being said, i agree that it alone won't get you a legit top-pairing dman... if we packaged something else with it, say hemsky + anaheims 2nd rounder, we could be in the ballpark of what some teams would be looking for in return for a 25 minute/game dman

if we're looking for a legit #2 big, centre, we could do the 1st rounder + gagner in a deal.... but it would have to be somebody pretty good coming back, similar to the staal or carter deals

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