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02-14-2013, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Micklebot View Post
On the positive side:

- We could get a top 5 pick in a shortened season, so at least we don't have to endure a full 82 games of pain.
- Wiercoich gets to develop his PP game. Might be of benefit long term.
- Gonchar will likely be traded at the deadline and return something of value rather than kept for a playoff run (I'd prefer a playoff run though).
- Bishop may get more reps now and hopefully increase his trade value.

That's all I got. Knowing our luck we'll lose the lottery and drop a spot in the draft, all our trade assets will get injured the week of the deadline, and all the vendors Scotia Bank place will loose their liquor licences for selling to minors at 67 games.
I thought of another positive;

Once the initial surge of "did Cooke intend this intentionally" threads, there should be far less Karlsson threads on the main boards degrading into us vs them, and Karlsson is just a 4th fwd mentality, and we get to see whether Methot is the product of Karlsson here.

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