Might be moot now with the whole threadjack, but just to prove I can make a fanshot, and won't fuck up like that in the future, here it is. For what it's worth, I have no problem with the Rangers getting the draft pick, as the rules are like that. I do have a problem with the way it's worded, that if a team doesn't sign a player, they get a new draft pick. I feel that's far too generous to teams. Now, if you want a prospect or a player dying to warrant a draft pick, that's one thing. But the situation at hand brings to light something that I think is a problem. If you don't think a player will sign with you, you should not draft that player. I know that may seem controversial, but it only makes sense to me. The idea that you should get that pick back if it doesn't pan out is unfair to teams that do draft well, and as others (Namely, JP have said), it seems unfair that the system punishes teams that are more loyal to their draft picks by signing them. I wouldn't want a pick if something happened and Gustafsonson didn't make it to the Caps. That's because we should have drafted better. While deaths may warrant something, that's another discussion. But the rules as they are, in my opinion, are a joke.