Re: TRADING OUR 1st ROUND PICKS
posted at 1/6/2011 2:06 PM EST
In Response to Re: TRADING OUR 1st ROUND PICKS
[QUOTE]2008 16 Colbourne Maybe -- /> #22 Jordan Eberle, #26 Tyler Ennis 2007 8 Hamill Dud --> #9 Logan Couture, 2005 22 Lashof Dud -- /> #23 Nicklas Bergfors, 24 TJ Oshie, 29 Steve Downie Sure, there will be picks that work out, and picks that don't, but that is the job of the scouting department, and coaching staff in our farm system. I don't like giving away a potential Jordan Eberle for a 2 month rental player that may provide marginal improvement over the players we have. What I would do is trade a mid level UFA with value like Ryder for a 2nd or couple of 3rd round picks, and then package those assets with our own 2nd or 3rd for a top tier UFA. Remember this trade in 2008. Hossa being a UFA at the time and Atlanta being sellers: "Atlanta Thrashers traded Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito and a 1st-round selection in 2008." That would be roughly equivalent to us trading something along the lines of Wheeler, Kampher, Paille and the Bruins first for Brad Richards and ____ (not sure who). The Pens didn't win the cup, and Hossa went off to another team after that season.
Posted by Homebrew76[/QUOTE]
Nobody is talking about bringing in a 'marginal' player. We want an 'impact' player. And Hossa went to the finals with Pitts. I'd take that right now.
I can only base the picks on what they did, not what they could have done. If they could have seen what these players would be, then we aren't having this conversation.
And your argument is self-defeating. You said don't trade the first pick away, yet you site an example of where they do. "Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito and a 1st-round ". Which I said I'd trade, made my point about and said to not trade the Leaf's pick. Not sure where you are going with this.