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Quick Hits: The Trade Up or Down Edition

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In Red Wings Land

Detroit Red Wings deep in preparations for a most important draft | MLive

“The beauty with this draft is when you got four picks in the top 36 and you got three thirds, you got more options,” Wright said. “You got options to trade up, you got options to trade back. I think that’s the exciting thing about this.

I really don’t want the Red Wings trade up. It’s probably more beneficial to take as many kicks at the can as possible. Maybe if a potential trade up involved packaging a 2nd and 3rd for a mid-or-late 1st? I don’t know. Even if that was the deal, I’d probably rather just keep the extra picks. I don’t think there will be much of a difference between a player at #20 versus #33. Now, if we’re talking about packaging one of the later 3rds and a 4th to move back into the 2nd? Sure, why not, I guess?

Around the League

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My top five:

  1. Alex Ovechkin
  2. Tomas Tatar
  3. Alex Ovechkin
  4. Alex Ovechkin
  5. Alex Ovechkin