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04-07-2012, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Wheatking View Post
Let's say the 29th place team wins the lottery and the Canadiens get Yakupov. 5 years from now when he's playing 40 goals are you really going to be saying "well, at least we beat the Canucks back in April 2012"?
You could just as easily make the exact same opposite argument. What if the 3rd place team wins the lottery? We should have won this game shouldn't we have?

Originally Posted by Wheatking View Post
That win against the Flames back in 2006-07 ended up being the difference between Kane and Gagner. You think people still cherish that win or do you think they'd rather just have Kane
This isn't actually the case. Oilers finished 25th in the league, tied with Chicago with 71 points. If the Oilers didn't win that last game Chicago would have finished 25th yes, but the Oilers would have finished 27th, not 26th. Washington would have finished where Chicago did. At least we could have gotten Alzner...

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