Quick Re-Build Stumbles Out Of The Blocks


It wasn’t supposed to happen, the odds were massively stacked against it, but, beyond all likelihood, “Lucky Lou” wins the lottery.

The Sens go from 5th to 6th, Lou from 8th to 4th.

Imagine that.

This has no doubt thrown a kink into the Sens drafting strategy, and in this draft, 6th vs. 5th is likely the difference between a player who might be NHL ready, and one who is destined to at least one more season in junior.

Drafting sixth means there’s no quick help on the way, but not that a quality player won’t be had.

Maybe this is a blessing in disguise.  Instead of a player marginally ready to play in the NHL being over-hyped and rushed into the league, the 2011 pick will instead get some time to develop without the weight and expectations of a franchise attached to his name.

Am I happy the Sens dropped?

No.

Do I think it is a major set-back?

Absolutely not.

Now that the season is over, and the lottery done, I will share some inside info that I hinted at earlier, but was asked not to reveal until tomorrow.

See you then.

GN

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3 Responses to “Quick Re-Build Stumbles Out Of The Blocks”

  1. With two picks in the top 20, and one of them at 6th, and the Preds doing at a good job at getting us another 2nd rounder, I think BM and Co. will do just fine in this years draft.

    KJ

  2. Does anyone get to see the so-called ping-pong balls?

    That action should be broadcast live.

    Otherwise, unless there are witnesses present from every team in the lottery, the results are bogus IMHO.

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