** with Edmonton reserving the option to flip 1st round picks in 2004
Obviously Lowe is gambling on this one, but I think it's a bet worth making. Atlanta does not have the experience and goaltending to improve much on last year. All things considered, the Oil can expect a season reasonably similar to last. If that's the case, Atlanta should pick somewhere between 5th and 10th, the Oil between 15 and 20.
Is all of this worth moving up as little as 5 places and as much as 15 in next years draft?