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04-01-2004, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by db23
Every loss since the team clinched a spot in the playoffs means one position better in the draft. If the Habs had won their last 6 games, they would have 103 points and be drafting 27th overall. As it is, I think they are picking 18th or 19th overall if the season ended tonight. If they lose the last game and a couple of other teams win, the losing streak will mean a difference of 10 positions at the draft in June. That is quite substantial. Some G.M.s would trade an extra first round pick to move up 10 spots in the draft. But that also makes the pick they gave away (and I emphasize "GAVE AWAY") for Kovalev better.
Re-do your maths...

Anyway who cares about the picks. I'd have given up our pick for a worse one if we could have finished with home ice advantage.

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