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12-19-2012, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Beacon View Post
I would want them to win it. What do I care if a Western conference team is good? Would you prefer that Pitt takes another #1? Or that the Devils team that is out of prospects and with a lot of UFAs be able to rebuild itself with a superstar drafted first overall? Would it be good if the Isles got another #1 to add to their already very strong young core (their forwards were already good and this year they drafted another 7 defensemen)? Do you want the #1 to go to Philthy? Boston? Washington?

But the biggest reason I'd want CBJ to win it is that we'll get the #1 overall pick in every subsequent round. I'd much rather get a #31 in the second round where we can get a Skjei-like talent than if we get a #59 in the second round where our guy has statistically a 12-13% chance of playing in the NHL.
All good points.

Also going to add, with the cap coming down, and one year remaining on his deal, its also a strong and realistic possibility Gaborik gets dealt at the draft to secure a top-15 pick. Draft is in NJ. Lots of Rangers fans will be present. Including myself. It would be the time to both make a smart hockey decision and make a splash.

The Rangers especially are going to have to keep relying on pumping talent onto the roster from the farm system. The cap coming down. And most of the core needing new contracts. Nash is locked in for a long time so there is a primary scorer.

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