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12-02-2013, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by brian_griffin View Post
In the order of the bolded:
(1) Why?
(2) Why? Simply because a known draft position is preferred over an less known future draft position?
(3)&(4) Agreed.
(5) yes, but more importantly, an equivalent player (Moulson) who can be flipped or singed, AND a 1st-rounder, regardless of year, is a steal for an expiring UFA in Vanek, regardless of whether that 1st rounder was '14 or '15. Sabre tank really didn't matter...
1) Its been like for years in the NFL. I have seen teams trade next years 1st round pick for a current year high 2nd round pick. But those trades only happen during the draft.

2) Yes. If you have a top 10 pick I cant see how anyone would trade that pick for unknown future 1st. That would be a huge risk. Its like the Sabres getting the #2 pick this year but trading it for a 2015 1st. There isnt a person here that would call that a good move, not even me and I want more 2015 picks.

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