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05-17-2013, 06:25 PM
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Larrson is one of Minnesota top 5 prospects, Hackett was a top 8, the pick is 16th...that doesn't seem like a late first.
Larsson was their #5... still, he wasn't a top 50 prospect... he doesn't project as a 1st liner. He's a 2nd tier prospect, the end. Of course, once the Sabres acquire said player, he's immediately sold as something more.
Hackett is a goalie prospect, they are a dime a dozen, and hold the equivalent of a 2nd round pick in trade value.
the pick, was projected to be a lot lower than 16th, the Wild were leading the division (3 seed) when the trade was made... they had a terrible final 15 games that dropped them to 8th.
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