Yeah I'm not so sure about that. It's funny, all over the site you see a bunch of Avs fans gloating about how that pick is guaranteed top 5, wouldn't it be funny if it was Jack Hughes, blah blah blah. Look no further then what the Avs were doing last year - a historically awful, garbage team - to where they are this year, a bubble playoff team. There's no reason why they can do it but we can't. There's no guarantee at all that we're a bottom 3 or 5 team in the league next year, especially when you look at the pieces we already have in place like Stone, Duchene, Chabot. Sure, it's possible we trade Karlsson for a bunch of futures and ride #1D Ceci to the bottom of the standings. It's also possible we re-sign Karlsson, or we trade him for a young player like a Draisaitl, Theodore, etc who steps in and makes a huge impact along with our first rounder this year and we end up a bubble team (getting at least league average goaltending would help too). The fact is nobody knows what's gonna happen and that's even more so when you're talking about a franchise defining move like a Karlsson trade and the potential return, or god forbid an extension. Honestly I'd lean towards Dorion keeping the pick, even if it's 7-10. Maybe I'm just being stupidly optimistic but odds are, IMO, pretty good that our pick this year is going to be better then our 2019 pick. Most would probably agree that what could go wrong did go wrong this year given our schedule, the Sweden trip, Karlsson's injury, goaltending. Hard to imagine being worse off then that.