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"The picks are not going determine that. You’re not going to just do this to get picks. Whatever...

"The picks are not going determine that. You’re not going to just do this to get picks. Whatever decision is made is going to be made because you feel that you can do certain things and not hurt yourself. All you have to do is go back to the Marty Brodeur year. Those are decisions that you make and you don’t worry about what people think."

Lou Lamoriello tells Tom Gulitti why he wouldn't make a trade just to get a second round pick. In this quote, I've bolded what I think Lou's philosophy is on any kind of draft-day deals - regardless if picks are involved.

"The reason we got Alex Mogilny at that time was for similar reasons: what he could bring...

"The reason we got Alex Mogilny at that time was for similar reasons: what he could bring offensively with the shot he had and he could do almost individually at times, but still be a team player. I feel that Iyla can bring that sort of explosiveness and also I really believe strongly that he wants to win and he will fit in."

Lou Lamoriello, comparing the move to bring in Kovalchuk to his move about a decade ago to bring in Alexander Mogilny to New Jersey, as reported by Gulitti. In case you're wondering when the last time Lou made a move like this. Check out that post. Parise's excited, Kovalchuk's excited, Salmela's excited, and I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Lou's excited. New Jersey Devils Status as of Feb. 4 & 5, 2010: Excited.
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