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03-06-2004, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by jas
I'm thinking he's targetting the next two drafts to get his stud players. He;'s angling for a #1 in the DeVries/Rucinsky package. And he's figuring this team will get close to the top three in the upcoming draft. So say he gets #3 and offers Pitt our #1, another pick and Lundmark to move up and take Ovechkin. then he figures there's very little hockey next year, the team stinks, and he gets a shot at Crosby. There are his two studs to build around, plus he maneuveurs his other picks to get a quality pick or two in the upcoming draft. The rest of these guys are role players.
He will not get a #1 for DeVries/Rucinsky unless a team gets very desperate. I would not discount your theory however in one regard - the Rangers will make a run at the #1 this season. Pittsburgh simply cannot afford to pay the bonus that Ovechkin needs. The key is how to beat out the other top four teams to get that pick. Washington will be gunning for it and also has some good picks and real good prospects to offer.

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