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06-16-2013, 04:46 PM
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Originally Posted by JJTopper View Post
Guess it depends how badly MacT wants a specific player. I don't feel Hemsky holds great value as an individual trading piece, but in a deal like this (where a team wants help now), he does. Canes need cheap help though, so you have to take on some of the salary for it to work. And Hemmer is a UFA next Summer, so they need to ensure it's not a simple rental (hence the conditional pick).

Personally, I'm cool with any of the "Big 7" falling to us. But if MacT has his sights set on someone, it could be worth it. And I feel this is the kind of deal the Canes would be looking for if they did trade down. Not totally unreasonable IMO.

You could argue giving them the 7th overall and a 2nd rounder is fair. Just not sure if that's enough to entice the Canes to make a trade. So I dunno. Say Barkov is there at 5. Would you really not pull the trigger on the above deal?
If Barkov was there at 5 then I would pull the trigger but that is not going to happen

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