Posted 12 June 2012 - 08:30 PM
I hate to say it, the only rational reason for not doing it now is Lou doesn't care about two years down the road. We have to win at least two rounds to make it worth it and next year we're out a third as well, so even the same pick would be more costly.
Plus the front office can capitalize on the playoff run and keep the buzz with a draft party lol.
We have picked gems late/later than this and will hopefully find another Conte Special...also makes me believe they have a couple in mind going into it
There are potential late first round gems every year, that rationale does nothing for me.
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-NHL record for most road wins in the playoffs - 10-1 in '95 and 10-2 in '00
-NHL record for most home wins in the playoffs - 12-1 in '03