Thread: Speculation: Acq/ Rost. Bldg./ Cap Part XVII
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01-26-2013, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by BradD View Post
You do realize there is a thing called a draft lottery, right?

And New Jersey made the Stanley Cup finals picking fourth in 2011. Florida won the division picking third.
Larsson played 5 playoff games and Huberdeau was sent back to juniors. Florida completely remade their team from the one that earned that 3rd overall pick and Parise only playing 13 games was a huge reason why the Devils picked 4th.

You have some fantasy where the exact same team the Caps had that earned the number 1 overall pick is kept together, they add Nugent-Hopkins and go from terrible to world beaters with him playing a big part in it. That doesn't happen.

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