Friday, March 18, 2011
LET ME POSE A QUESTION
With the Wild's playoff hopes, for the most part, squashed would you trade this season in for a complete shit fest season resulting in a 1st or 2nd pick in the NHL Draft? Or was the hope for post-season hockey worth it?
I would rather have the draft pick. A number 1 or 2 pick can have an immediate impact on a team. All you have to do is look at the past decade of nhl drafts to have that proved. Plus The Wild, as an organization, have proved they don't know how to draft in the middle 1st round or middle rounds at all. There isn't much thought when it comes to the first two picks. There are always two guys that shine above the rest.
On the other side, the season would have become unwatchable very early. Unwatchable with zero players worth of interest to look forward to, unlike say... the Oilers. Also, Richards probably would have been fired and we would have had to go through another coaching debacle which is never fun. Plus he showed some signs that he might kind of know how to coach this year.
I would still take the pick. This team is so far from the leagues best.