Go for a playoff berth and finish 14th, and sit back at the draft while teams that are superior to us draft the future franchise players. Sell, Sell, Sell, why don't we try it just once and see how we make out in the future.
We did do it once or twice!
It got us Lupul, Gardiner, Biggs, Liles, and Colborne when we sold Kaberle/Beauchemin, two guys not in the longterm plans.
But hey, selling never gets you anything! We should just hold onto everybody on our current team, because they're clearly great and all going to be part of our longterm core! ....
It's a very good draft, and selling prices are higher than they typically are. Of all the years to sell, this would be a good one. Anyways, I don't expect that Nonis will sell, too much pressure from fans/ownership to make the playoffs.