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09-25-2003, 11:33 PM
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#1 Pick in the 04 Draft...Tradeable?

Is there anyway that a team would trade the number 1 overall pick in the 2004 Draft? Isn't it pretty much set that Ovechkin goes #1, so why would a team trade down? Is there any team in the NHL that doesn't need a player like him or likes someone else in the draft?

Personally, I don't see the right package coming along. It would take a few prospects and a few draft picks to trade up (it would take more than Samuelsson and the 3rd pick).

This kid is as good as they come...

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*cough Crosby cough*

 
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Crosby's not 2004 eligible, he's 2005 eligible. Anyway, as for the original question, I think it is possible. It is possible that Atlanta could get the #1 pick and want a defenseman and trade down to 4 or 5 for Cam Barker. There are some very very good players in the '04 draft behind Alex and I think it is also possible that a team could like Olesz or Schremp more. Not likely, but possible. That being said, it would take a heck of a lot of get Alex. He is a much stronger #1 then Fleury was and it might take an offer like was made to Atlanta by Montreal for Kovalchuk.

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Or made by Pittsburgh : Jagr.
But reasonnably, I think he won't get traded. Period.
We might even see teams trying to acquire as many first rounders as possible (think Avs in the LeCavalier fiasco).

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Unless he doesn't want to play for that team. <s>Lindros</s>

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Montreal offered Andrei Markov, Mathieu Garon, and two first round picks (Komisarek and Perezhogin) for Kovalchuk and was turned down by Atlanta (thank god for that). I imagine it would take quite a bit more to get Ovechkin, on the lines of what Philly gave up for Lindros. In other words, as good as he is, he wouldn't be worth the price.

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Unless he doesn't want to play for that team. <s>Lindros</s>
Ovechkin doesn't appear to be a Lindros, though. His interviews give the impression of an affable kid who would be happy playing anywhere.

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Ovechkin doesn't appear to be a Lindros, though. His interviews give the impression of an affable kid who would be happy playing anywhere.
Sorry if it sounded like I was implying he was, just meant that it would be the only scenario.

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