This is a key strategic consideration. If you have one of your opponent's events that is just TOO good to ever play, you not only need to manage your hand to ensure you can work around playing it, but also try to time its discard so that it ends up in the discard pile immediately after it was reshuffled. This keeps it out of the game as long as possible. A much less efficient play would be to space race the card a round before a reshuffle happens and it could be dealt right to your opponent.
I'm constantly reminded why this is my favorite game