June 25th, 2012, 03:42 PM #11
Well it would certainly have given them tons of other picks to play with during the draft. Although I suppose from an organizational perspective, it could be an issue with the max number of contracts if you add an extra draft's worth of prospects at one time.
Originally Posted by adgy-san
June 25th, 2012, 08:17 PM #12
It is amazing Howson still has a job.
It will be interesting to see what he can do with Nash.
June 25th, 2012, 09:12 PM #13
Here's a good argument for why it might not be quite as stupid as it seems.
Islanders' all-in trade offer to Jackets makes sense | Hockey | CBC Sports
June 25th, 2012, 10:35 PM #14
A nice shout out to Thomas Hickey in there
June 25th, 2012, 11:17 PM #15
I feel bad for fans of both of these teams.
June 26th, 2012, 07:55 AM #16
June 26th, 2012, 08:35 AM #17
I can think of 4 reasons (i.e. Stanley Cups) to not feel too badly for Islanders fans. OK, it's been 30 years, but still, that's 3 more than the Kings have. (But, at least it's not 4!!!)
Originally Posted by Palffy3314
June 26th, 2012, 08:50 AM #18
Can wrap it in a bow all you like, but it still seems like a bad decision. It's not about using all 900 picks they would have had, it's about having more assets. For a team in as bad a shape as CLB is, having more chances to pick up prospects is never a bad thing. Take some of the 2-7th picks and package them to get some more picks next year in a deeper draft. Quality drafting is quality drafting. Moving down two spots and picking up seven more picks is never a bad choice when there aren't consensus choices in the top 5.
Originally Posted by santiclaws
June 26th, 2012, 02:16 PM #19
I feel bad for Griffin Reinhart.