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06-30-2013, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by phlocky View Post
You don't think that the Devils addressed an IMMEDIATE NEED at the draft when they traded for Schneider???? Come on now, while you may not have fixed EVEYTHING with one draft pick we certainly could have done better than we did.
Oh, my bad, I wasn't aware trading isn't allowed outside the draft.

Your premise is that picking Morin didn't solve an immediate need.

In this thread you have advocated trading down from the #11 spot or trading the pick altogether. The former does nothing to address the immediate need you keep harping on, and the latter was an option that was seemingly explored to the fullest extent. I'm sure Holmgren inquired about Schneider prior to the draft (in fact, I'm sure Gillis did his best to sell Schneider to a team that obviously needs a goalie in the Flyers), but Holmgren obviously didn't like the price.

And why should he like that price? There are other options available still. The goalie market is saturated, and it doesn't close once the draft is over. Kudos to Holmgren for not being swayed into a deal he didn't like because the pressure of the draft got to him.

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