Now with the knowledge that there's three new teams coming next year, any guys they would have taken with those picks would likely have been taken in next year's expansion draft anyways. And also with that knowkedge, teams are going to be less and less likely to want to sell future picks. Remember that Cornwall and Dilks aren't permanently gone. They're taking one year off. The guys I mentioned aren't completely equal, but they'll do fine for one year. Reinholdt filled in for Corbeil during the 2017 playoffs and did just fine. Also remember that the Rush still have the #5 pick this year and can either fill a hole with that or build for the future depending on what Buffalo ends up doing with #3 and #4. We also live in a salary cap world. There's no way that the Rush could have just signed Mydske back. Period. The only option was trade. Either they trade now for him and pay a bit of a premium in picks which they had an excess, or San Diego puts the franchise tag on him and trades him back to the Rush after that. In scenario 1, they pay more now but get the flexibility to sign him to a deal that is within their cap. In scenario 2, they're forced to take on a franchise level contract which could hinder their ability to re-sign other guys or hit the free agent market.