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12-27-2012, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by -DeMo- View Post
so imo I doubt the league would mandate every team having a pick, I just think that with it being the Crosby draft teams wouldn't have been willing to give up there pick prior to the start of that hockey season just in case. and since there was no season it ended up that everyone had there own picks.
I think everyone basically knew there would have been a lockout during the 2004-2005 season, so teams didn't want to take a chance and trade away their 1st round pick in 2005.

This time around my guess is some teams didn't think there would be another lockout only 8 years later, because it didn't stop the Rangers and Kings from trading away their 1st round picks in 2013.

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