THE VALUE OF A DRAFT PICK?

Jason Gregor
February 25 2011 02:25AM

Every year during the month leading up to the NHL trade deadline there are heated debates in chat rooms, on blogs, at coffee rooms, around water coolers and here on the Nation about what is a fair or good return in a trade. It is much easier to debate when actual players are moved, but when people start tossing around draft picks the air becomes much more grey.

What is the true value of a draft pick? Is a 2nd rounder fair return on a eight-year veteran 3rd pairing D-man? Many of us seem to think it is, but is it really?

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DEADLINE DAZE: THIS, THAT AND THE OTHER THING

Robin Brownlee
February 24 2011 09:24PM

The transmitter I slipped into Steve Tambellini's overcoat last week has stopped working, so I'm as much in the dark as everybody else trying to figure out what the Edmonton Oilers GM has cooking going into Monday's NHL trade deadline.* Anybody got a flashlight?

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Lucky 13 Through Q3

Jonathan Willis
February 24 2011 08:42PM

The season is now three-quarters complete, and that means it’s time to check in again on Robin Brownlee’s Lucky 13 contest.

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IT'S A CELEBRATION

Wanye
February 24 2011 11:52AM

Well if a surprise 5-1 stomping of the Avalanche on the road isn't the strangest thing you have seen in awhile, hopefully this video of a (mannequin?) (lady?) fits the bill.

Because it is strange days Nation. Strange days indeed.

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Burning Daylight

Lowetide
February 23 2011 05:47PM

This is Gilbert Perreault. Buffalo's new owner loved watching him play, and with good reason. Perreault was a wonderful talent, a breathtaking skater with a punishing shot and a sublime ability to deke the opposition out of their jocks.

Edmonton Oilers fans could teach Buffalo's new owner--and their fans--a thing or two about the gift of getting a young owner who is also a fan. It's pretty cool, but it isn't perfect.

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