Because there's a ton of intangibles with a draft pick.
We are a good team deep in the draft. A number 1 overall pick doesn't mean we will magically be better next year or even 5 years from now.
What happens when if get that first overall pick and get dropped to second anyway due to the lottery, and someone else gets Seth Jones anyway?
We have a good team, they're just not gelling together this (short) year. You never know what can change, and we're only 7 points out.
I'm just sick of coming here to talk with other fans about Flyer games, and just hearing them ***** and moan when we actually do good. If you don't want them to win, fine, just don't post or watch. You're not a real fan anyway.
I posted this before, but I think you missed it. 3 big reasons why wins won't benefit the Flyers or the fans:
1) If we start winning games, maybe miss the playoffs by a point or two, that may make Homer think that this team doesn't need big changes. This team needs big changes.....
2) How many times have we seen this before: a team plays terribly all year, but goes on a hot streak at the end of the season. Because of this, the coach isn't fired(Andy. ****ing. Reid). I don't want that to happen. Lavy needs to go.
3) There are 15 teams in the conference. There are 8 playoffs spots. There are 15 games left in the season. There are 13 teams ahead of the Flyers in the conference standings. The odds are heavily against them to make the playoffs. I'd rather see them fail miserably, get a high pick and be pressured into big changes than start winning and come in 9th, get an average mid-first-round pick, and make a couple small changes.
and I'm going to add to that:
4) Winning now means Homer is less likely to sell at the deadline. Picking up picks for players that don't figure into our long term plans is very helpful.
Listen, if there was any sliver of a chance that they could make the playoffs, I'd be rooting my ass off for wins. The fact of the matter is they aren't making it. They haven't won 3 games in a row at all this season.