Thread: Post-Game Talk: 10-13-1. "A bunch of donkeys on skates"
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02-11-2013, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Stewie G View Post
I'm still not following you. Is it not possible that the Caps stink, but not as bad as other teams the rest of the way, and end up with the 9th pick? Is it not possible that they realized they stink, traded off UFAs to pick up a couple extra draft picks, but not have any of those picks contribute to the big club in the next 2 years? Is it not possible that UFAs look at the Caps as a team going backwards and sign someplace else?

The butterflies and unicorns scenario of tanking sure sounds good, but isn't guaranteed by any measure.
My scenarios end at the end of the season -- where the team would be draft pick-wise, salary cap-wise, and management mindset-wise. Yours went beyond that to the worst possible outcome of that position. Hence it not being comparable.

Making the playoffs is much more butterflies and unicorns than getting a top-5 pick. Sure, we're only 5 points out, but 5 of the 7 teams we'd have to pass have at least 1 game in hand on us.

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