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05-16-2013, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Roulin View Post
Yeah, it's very hard to acquire a top 5-10 pick... but that's not the argument. 1st round picks get traded all the time.

Maybe that is what he meant. But still, to not trade a 1st in this or "any other draft?" I would hope the Habs are eventually in the position where trading futures for players makes sense.
It may make sense to trade a 1st rounder for a great roster player but not until you've already stocked the cupboards and don't need any more prospects.

As Bergevin has said on several occasion, he will not mortgage the future on a quick fix player as I eluded to when I compared him to Burke. Bergevin also said on several occasions he intends to build through the draft. With that in mind, trading away your 1st for a quick fix player doesn't fit the grassroots approach the Habs have consitently said they will stick to to rebuild.

I don't mean they'llnever trade a 1st, just not for the forseeable future or for as long as we become a serious, perrenial contender.

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