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06-29-2013, 02:41 PM
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Originally Posted by 16 To Stanley View Post
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)
If you're going to trade a young NHL'r like Staal, and to a lesser extent Hags or MDZ, then it would make more sense to trade for something more than a pick...Seguin, Vanek, to name just 2 possibilities.

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