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03-06-2004, 04:18 PM
Park #2
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Originally Posted by Fish
If I'm Pittsburgh, I'm not giving up the #1 much as they need depth, they need a future star more. The only way the Rangers have a shot is if they win the lottery or someone else does and is willing to listen to offers...even then I think the Rangers would be better served taking their multiple picks and aiming for a number of players than trying to hit a home run with one.
Pittsburgh has no choice - they must give up the #1 pick. It's a budget move - they simply cannot pay. Stars don't make a difference in Pittsburgh - which is why they they've simply traded all that they have.

They will either draft him and have a bidding war (ala Lindros/Quebec) or will try to maneuver to stockpile some picks/player around draft day. IF they win the lottery.

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