Bob Gainey attempted to trade up at '03 Draft to select Marc-Andre Fleury
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06-26-2013, 08:18 PM
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If the penguins had drafted Eric staal they could have missed out on malkin, crosby, staal, in subsequent drafts.
That's hypothetical. You don't know whether Staal as a rookie would have elevated them even one place in his first season (2003-4). Malkin was chosen at #2 in 2004 (not #1) because the Caps won the lottery and selected Ovechkin. As for Jordan Staal, there were plenty of other prospects.
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