Based on how things look today, it looks like the Devils are more likely to receive just a 3rd round pick in this deal and not the automatic upgrade to a second rounder. There are no guarantees, and obviously Dallas can turn it around. But if they continue to collapse, the pick that was more or less guaranteed to be a low second round pick is now looking more like a mid-3rd rounder. If Dallas does in fact miss the playoffs, I doubt that they would want to resign Jamie. I believe the two ways that it becomes a 2nd rounder are if Dallas wins a playoff round or if they resign Langenbrunner. If they miss the playoffs, it would be like trading a 2nd round pick for Jamie and a 3rd round pick. Based on their downslide, I don't think Dallas would resign him.