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.
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?
Do I think it is a major set-back?
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.