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06-12-2013, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Avs44 View Post
So guess what the friend with the $100 stock says then? I'll keep my damn stock and hope it becomes worth $400.
That was the entire point of my analogy. You won't get the return of a $400 dollar stock, so don't trade it until it is worth $400. You can't demand a return of $400 when it only has a value of $100. Either take the $100 (I wouldn't) or wait until it is worth $400, then sell it for $400.

You can't demand the max value of a prospect just because he COULD get there. That's why top prospects aren't traded all that often, they won't have full value until they develop. In the future, I can guarantee that Pittsburgh lost the Morrow deal and the Capitals lost the Erat deal. They traded a prospect who wasn't at their full value. The Pens got a 3rd line grinder who is going to walk after the season for a future top-4 OFD. If the Pens were trading based off his potential, don't you think he could have gotten more?

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