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05-10-2013, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by MinnesotaFats View Post
Like I said, I am not saying Berlund is necessarily the answer (although I think hes an intriguing option and is getting severely underestimated here by many).

But if the goal is to make moves that can start improving this team starting next year, rolling the dice on the 7th overall when there is a deal for a guy like Berglund on the table is short sighted.

Hell, even if you don't end up moving Gagner after you acquire Berglund, having RNH, Gagner and Berglund down the middle looks a hell of a lot better than what we have now plus a lotto ticket in whoever we pick at 7.
Look, if your goal is to get better at all costs next year then that's a different argument. The last 10 years, the #7 pick has garnered an decent NHL player every time (Jack Skille notwithstanding) with the chance at hitting the jackpot too (Ryan Suter). The upside of the #7 pick is waaay too good to pass up in this draft imo.
Outside of Skille it's a pretty decent list of current NHLers.

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