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12-02-2013, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by SabresAreScaryGood View Post
In the NFL future picks are worth less, I would think its the same in the NHL. A 2014 1st round pick does not equal a 2015 1st round pick, its worth less.

Its just impossible to predict the future that far ahead, but right now a team could make a very good prediction where they may finish. Even predicting what a 16 year old will be in a couple years is hard.

So IMO I would think GM's would want the pick they know the most about rather than take a risk. I love what Regier did with Vanek. The Islanders will not give up a top pick, thats exactly why they did that. They arent going to predict where they finish in 2015 draft. I think Regier was fine with any scenario because he was committed to tanking a couple years.
This entire post is wrong and anyone who posts on these boards should be able to understand that the NFL and NHL are on complete opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to the draft.

NHL teams rarely trade 1st rounders period and trading picks 2 years in advance is a huge no-no and almost never happens. Add in that 2015 has multiple potential franchise players and the trade looks even worse for the Islanders.

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