ok then let's not even say 5 "in a row". lets say out of the remaining 10 games we win AT LEAST 5 and the teams i mentioned go 3-5, 4-5 respectively. now we're in a position where we have 5 games, alongside phx and dallas to make a run for the playoffs. But my point in this thread isn't to say that we're guaranteed a spot in the playoffs or even that we will make it, but instead that as fans we should always root for this team to succeed. cause honestly while a high spot in the draft is nice, it all comes down to scouting and how well we can draft players. they're just numbers and projections. furthermore for everyone asking for a rebuild well have a look at our roster assuming we do a rebuld...
Sedin(lock) - Sedin(lock) - vacant
(vacant) - Kesler(lock/trade) - vacant
Kassian(lock) - vacant - vacant
vacant - Richardson/Dalpe/Santo - vacant
Hamhuis(lock) - Bieksa(lock)
Edler(lock/trade) - Garrison(lock)
Tanev(lock) - vacant
for all those vacant spots we already have so many players in minors that can fill in for defense, Corrado, Sauve, Stanton, as for the 7 open forward spots we have Horvat, Gaunce, Jensen, Shinkaruk, Schroeder, Lain, Archibald, Fox. So as you can we can fill our lineup with rookies next year if we wanted but the thing is... obviously we need veteran presence and we'll be making UFA signings therefore we can expect only 3-4 openings for a forward position, 1-2 spots for the d and yeah. the goal shouldn't be to tank just so we get a high pick but instead
1. Try and make playoffs
2. Scout well so our position in draft won't matter too much
3. If possible trade assets such as Kesler and or Edler for a good package of prospect/pick/player
cause honestly, at best even if we tanked we could probably get a projected top 3-6 forward or top 4 dman but do we need that? yes it would help but i don't mind our future top line or dpairing being something along the lines of
Shinkaruk - Horvat - Jensen
Edited by Canuckseeesh, 20 March 2014 - 12:56 AM.