Originally Posted by notoriousjim
rueben smart drafting can take place anywhere, but you will have more options open to you with a 3rd. This is a limited keeper so that 3rd will have something very good left there, where the 8th will not have nearly as much talent left.
Ha! On further review - I may take my comment back b/c I missed the parts about neither being keepers.
If that's set in stone....then YES take the upgraded pick.
Each league is different, so I was thinking of mine.
I apologize to any I offended.
That being said, I'd still prefer the upside of Schultz and his situation to the 40-45ish of Phaneuf.
Especially as a 4th blueliner, or last keeper (if that was the case)...or as a possible replacement to the two the original poster is keeping from his farm (if that's an available move).