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02-25-2014, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Spawn View Post
And then they traded down with a high second to a lower second in order to pick up mid round picks in the draft. It's poor asset management.
That remains to be seen, and I'd argue on paper it's actually good (or at least intriguing) asset management. At the time he received a lot of praise, as fans of statistics pointed out the odds of a draft pick playing in the NHL is fairly static once you exit the first round... the argument goes that more mid round picks is better than fewer, even if they are a bit lower than what you traded away, because your odds of getting an NHL player actually increase.

Now I'm not saying this is ideal, and good scouting still gives those picks value. But MacT hasn't entirely abandoned this approach either. He only made the initial trade once Fucale was off the board.

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