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05-02-2014, 08:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Boom Boom Anton View Post
That's fine, but I pretty much guarantee you that in 2010, on or before the draft, no GM would have traded the #1 pick (consensus was Hall) for something in the 7-9 range and an NHLr who could help now.

Same goes for 2012. No GM would have traded the pick of Yakupov or Murray for a chance at one of (but uncertainty over which one) guys like Dumba, Pouliot, Trouba, or Koekkoek.

Remember, #1 is a sure thing in terms of you completely control who you draft and it's almost always a sure thing that the guys going to be a stud. Moving down to 7-10 range and you don't control the guy you get any longer and the chance of him being a star goes way down.

If Tallon was looking to trade the #1, I'd be VERY surprised if it was outside of the top 3-4 picks.
of course not, but Hall was not the consensus #1, Seguin was in serious competition for top spot, and then there was a HUGE dropoff.
also the fact that Hall was considered a 'franchise' calibre player, and those from 3 down were not even close in talent
in 2012, the top 5 were interchangeable ...the only team that actually went off the board was the Isles (and Leafs a little)
Grigorenko/Forsberg were also considered for #1 overall almost as much as Galy/Murray.
Grigorenko was #1 until about the combines

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