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[EDM/STL] David Perron for Magnus Paajarvi + 2nd '14 | Part 2
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07-11-2013, 12:05 AM
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I could care less about that 2nd rounder at this point. We have been stockpiling prospects with high picks for the past 5 years. At this point, the fans should want to start wanting to see wins now, not worrying about not having a 2nd round pick.
The point is that the 2nd round pick probably didn't need to be a part of the deal at all. And a 2nd round pick holds significant value whether or not you end up using it on draft day.
Perron is a better player than Paajarvi, but he will likely be $2M+ more expensive over the next few years. Is he $2M+ more valuable? It's debatable, but what isn't is that an additional $2M in cap space (especially for a team as close to the cap as the Blues are/were) should carry a fair amount of value when it comes to trades in a cap league.
I still like the trade, and I'm ok with overpaying a little to improve the team, but that doesn't mean the overpay doesn't exist.
It was never the point I was trying to make, but I'd also argue that our prospect pool isn't nearly as deep as you seem to be suggesting, and a 2nd round pick definitely isn't something I'd give up for no reason.
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