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05-21-2013, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by CraigsGotHandles View Post
What if Lindholm becomes the next Selanne and Barkov is just good? Prospects are tricky because nobody in the world knows for certain how they will translate into the big leagues. I think both will be first line centers, but who will be better? I am not comfortable assuming that we know the answer to that.

Vanek on the other hand has proven he can produce, with or without a supporting cast, at this level. If properly managed, worst case scenario is that he's traded for additional picks/prospects at the appropriate time, but it's not impossible that he would resign. Adding two talented pieces in this case would be preferable to adding one talented player, and don't try the quality over quantity line, because we would be getting a quantity of quality behind door number two.

I don't think Buffalo does that deal, and don't think we get Lindholm at that spot if it does happen, so I won't make any more points on this hypothetical topic, but over valuing an unproven prospect is unwise

Agreed, the fact that vanek may leave and we get nothing out of him other than a year and he walks. Or he signs an extension and we got a sick hockey forward! Who knows!

And your right, Lindholm will not be available at eighth overall for sure. Monahan may not be either for that matter. So we can't bicker and barter over what if's.

I just think we should not make any moves with buffalo personally unless we are allowed to talk to vanek beforehand about an extension.
Barkov has everything you want in a prospect and it's not worth a gamble IMO. Just pick barkov and make no trades poile. Unless its a trade not involving fourth overall pick.

I really have a strong feeling poile is going to go after Horton hard. Then we get a wicked forward who can lead the show and don't have to trade fourth overall. That's my ideal scenario

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