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Why are most of you against trading draft picks?

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Time and time again I read "I wouldn't trade a first round pick for *insert veteran player who is a proven playoff performer*". Really? How often do 1st round draft picks REALLY pan out? Seriously, unless it's a top 5 picks, who cares? There is just a s good of a chance that a 3rd round pick will be as successful; as a first round pick. We realistically have a 2 year window here where we could contend for a cup, now is not the time to be worried about draft picks. Please explain yourselves :sadno:

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This draft is incredibly deep, that's why. It's one of the best drafts in a long time.

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i'm not against a anything as long as it makes sense, but in most cases, if you're picking up a "veteran with proven playoff performance" they're usually a rental and gone after it's all done. that's a pretty big gamble trading away young talent who can always make something of themselves and add depth to the team so we're competing every year

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This draft is incredibly deep, that's why. It's one of the best drafts in a long time.

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I dont care.........but this year we shouldnt trade our 1st round cause the draft is deep........but any other year is fine.

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Our too players are almost past their prime. This means we need top new players to come in and take over as the top six or too three forwards in two to four years. The only way to do this is draft well and bring players up through our farm system. We already are in the bottom three in the league for prospects and if we start trading away our picks that won't improve our situation. Do we need a top six/top nine player, yes. But at what cost? If we trade away picks and that player ends up being a waste, then not only do we lose our chance at the cup in the next couple years, we are looking at a long rebuild period.

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2013 NHL draft lacks depth of talent

“The 2013 draft is not as strong or as deep as we first thought,” said one scout, echoing the thoughts of many others. “It’s a deep top 10 and an OK first round, but I don’t see a lot of depth. Is it deeper than 2012? I’m not so sure.”

Your move.

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Time and time again I read "I wouldn't trade a first round pick for *insert veteran player who is a proven playoff performer*". Really? How often do 1st round draft picks REALLY pan out? Seriously, unless it's a top 5 picks, who cares? There is just a s good of a chance that a 3rd round pick will be as successful; as a first round pick. We realistically have a 2 year window here where we could contend for a cup, now is not the time to be worried about draft picks. Please explain yourselves :sadno:

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Because our prospect pool is complete trash.

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I'll answer your question with another question (two actually): how often do rentals work out? If it's not at least a partial guarantee, then why give up your future for someone that may leave after only a month or two of playing - especially in a shortened season where they don't have the time to acclimate to the teams and it's systems?

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I don't know how people can easily trust what "experts" are saying about the draft, whether it's deep or not. I do remember the 99 draft and how some were touting it to be one of the strongest one, where guys like Pavel Brendl and Patrik Stefan were gonna make huge impact in the NHL.

Then there were "weak" reports like from 2008, how outside of Stamkos, there were really no other outstanding prospects.

Better to trade for a known commodity that something that's very unproven (unless it's a top-5 pick).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CuK18CZOG4

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2013 NHL draft lacks depth of talent

“The 2013 draft is not as strong or as deep as we first thought,” said one scout, echoing the thoughts of many others. “It’s a deep top 10 and an OK first round, but I don’t see a lot of depth. Is it deeper than 2012? I’m not so sure.”

Your move.

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