CAR - EDM (5th for 7th+)
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06-16-2013, 02:22 PM
This is ARRGH State!
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Calgary, AB
Firstly, If Barkov or Drouin are somehow available at #5 this trade won't happen.
Secondly, JR is likely trying to create a bidding war with CGY and EDM, who both want centers.
If the top 4 go Jones, MacKinnon, Drouin, Barkov and then JR let's it known he wants a Center to slot at 3C behind the Staals, Edmonton says to themselves "Well, we want a center and if Carolina takes Monahan or Lindholm, Calgary will take the other one and we won't get a center. We better try to trade up with them." Something like the 7 and the 37 for the 5 or something. Then Edmonton takes whichever center they want at 5, Calgary takes the other one at 6 and we take Nichushkin (who was our guy all along) at 7 and get a 2nd round pick for free.
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