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06-03-2013, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Kershaw View Post
I'd easily take any combination of those two over Lundqvist just my opinion.

Not just two draft picks lol. 2 #1 picks that can completely change the complexion of a franchise moving forward.

With Lundqvist, you have a player who is too good and too elite that he drags crap teams into the playoffs. Without Lundqvist, you'll have a crap team battling for #1. #1 picks in today's age guarantee a franchise player to build around. I would rather take my chances with #1 picks moving forward than have Lundqvist constantly drag mediocre teams into early playoff exits. Perpetual mediocrity.
I think Hank is one of the two best goalies in the game, but without him, assuming that they get the #1 pick is nonsense. Anything could happen, but removing any player from any team in no way assures where you will pick in the draft.

Your view would be a possible valid one if we could set up a guarantee that dumping Hank would result in two #1 picks, but if there is a way to do that, I don't know it.

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