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06-29-2013, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Greg02 View Post
The number 5 pick can turn into anything. It can even turn into a number one shutdown defenseman!
It can even turn into a bust.

Trading a proven player, especially one of Hagelin/Staal's caliber, for an unproven commodity, is one of the worst ideas for a team that is on the cusp of contending.

The ONLY time this is EVER acceptable is for two reasons

1) The team is not contending and going through a rebuild process (I.E. Calgary)

2) The player is expendable/expected to leave via FA (I.E. Jordan Staal)

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