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05-07-2007, 08:57 PM
Only a 2 year window
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Crested Butte, CO
The first issue is: Does Jarmo/Blues mgmt covet a player in the top 5 or so that they feel they must get if they have an opportunity?
If no, no trade up. If yes, then it probably takes that #39 IMO (Robb K, I'll stick to this b/c if I had the #5 pick I probably wouldn't drop to #9 for the #69 and the #99, but the #39 is what it would take especially if multiple teams make offers). I trust Jarmo so if they really covet that #5ish pick then I'd accept the loss of the #39.
I further agree that this is a fluid enough draft that trading the 9 for say the 15 and the 36 (giving us the 15, 24, 26, 36 and 39 and giving Edmonton two top-10 picks) would also be fine. It all boils down to Jarmo's board and the fluidity in value in moving up/down if teams start either reaching or poaching our targets.
There are a lot of players after that top 5 between 6 and 40 that have a lot of value. Right now we have 4 of those picks. I wish draft day were here already.
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