No that's still winning to me since picking early in the draft is a sign of losing and I don't cheer for a team just so they can get a good draft pick. If I did, I certainly wouldn't be cheering for the Wild given the number of high picks they've blown.
This is a good win, I'm glad to see us finally pick up a win. That win looked like how we were winning games earlier on in the season. I won't ever get mad about a win. Whether we draft #8 or #11, we still have to pick the right player.
Yeah, definitely could have used that SO win a month ago.
Now, it's not so great.
We need to pick #8 to have a chance to grab one of the top-5 forwards (RNH, Landeskog, Couturier, Strome, and Huberdeau). And that is not even a sure thing. For that to happen, Islanders and Devils would have to draft Dmen (in addition to Larsson going in the top-3).
I was going to go with pawn it off on the next guy but it's all the same. You need good drafting and development regardless of draft position; all the #1 picks in the world mean nothing if they keep busting.