If at any point in time we decide to trade a "Cody" or a "Jordan" or something like that to get better at a certain position, wouldn't it be smarter to build for the future now? I think we have all the pieces in place for the next couple years at least.
This isn't a proposal thread, but ill give an example to illustrate the approach I think we SHOULD have as opposed to the approach I think we currently have.
Van 1st 2013, Schroeder, Sauve, Raymond, Ballard ~ Columbus 1st overall pick 2013 (assuming)
Van 1st 2013, Van 1st 2014, van 1st 2015, The earth, the moon and the stars ~ Shea Weber
Just saying, This next years draft will feature what many consider the next Sidney Crosby. Nathan Mackinnon is the REAL DEAL. I don't want to sound naive or like an "NHL 12 junkee" but i'd be throwing assets around to try and get this kid or someone close in the top 5. Because those top players usually make an impact early on anyway, not in like 5 years like the players we continuously draft..
Edit: The Sedins say hello: in 1999, then Canucks GM Brian Burke dealt away assets to draft both of the Sedins consecutively. they now lead the team's offence.
Edited by jonnycanuck46, 05 July 2012 - 11:39 AM.