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10-12-2013, 11:44 AM
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Fitzy
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Not all, though. Our team would be worse off without the contributions of middle to late round picks like Ryan Callahan, Carl Hagelin, Henrik Lundqvist, and eventually possibly Fast and Nicholls.

The picks we have been dealing recently have been early ones.

You can move picks for established players, but sometimes keeping it within reason is good. If you don't take part in the crapshoot you miss out on the Hagelins and Lundqvists.

One of the points I do like to make is that most successful late round picks are from lower leagues in Sweden, Czech Republic, ect. It's a lot less common that north american kids will be good from those rounds, and one of the major reasons why I think is because NA is very comprehensively scouted, and no one knows how play will translate from europe to the NHL.

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