Another example of why the Q's trades are crazy

Another example of why the Q's trades are crazy

Joined: September 21st, 2004, 5:08 am

June 10th, 2012, 4:23 pm #1

http://www.lhjmq.qc.ca/draft/fullDraft

I know they stock up teams with deals like trading a player to a championship contender and getting that same player back in the offseason ect.

But of eighteen first round picks there was thirteen of those picks traded. That left five picks in the original teams' hands. The Dub might have five first rounders traded at most in their tweny two picks.
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Joined: September 14th, 2007, 7:51 pm

June 11th, 2012, 3:11 pm #2

They have a league full of wild gamblers over there, guys who are quick to go all-in and trade every young player and draft pick they have in hopes of winning - then turn around the next year and trade all their vets to get young guys and picks back. Then do it again, etc.

The G.M.s in the WHL tend to be more conservative and more content to just tinker every year - pick up one player or trade one vet.

Is one a better way than the other? Well, the "Q"'s trades are a lot more entertaining, that's for sure.
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Joined: December 10th, 2010, 10:30 pm

June 16th, 2012, 2:15 am #3

The population in the west and the fear of making a mistake has many gms and scouts terrified. In Quebec, mistakes are insulated by the NHL obsession and the high level of population, the vast geography and the language. In the west most scouts would rather be average for ten years than great for 9.95 years with one mistake. Bunch of scared shitless gms and scouts in the west. Everyone is so worried about their jobs they stay safe.
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Joined: March 26th, 2006, 3:31 am

June 16th, 2012, 5:00 am #4

Look at how far that province has fallen in terms of 'haves' and 'have nots' just to see how their riverboat gambler philosophies pay off in the long run.
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