Sens Need A Middle Man
The big day is coming for Sens fans, draft ’11. There was no regular season bragging rights, no post-season glory, but there is the hope of a bright future, and this coming draft will feature front and centre in those hopes.
Murray knows it, Big Mel knows it, and 29 other GM’s know it.
Let the games begin, and make no mistake, there will be concerted efforts made at completing trades in this draft.
The fact is, apart from RHN, there are no consensus “must haves” in this draft, but a whole host of highly talented players, and this makes for a draft where # of picks is virtually as important as rank of any one pick.
Many predict, after the first seven or so choices, it could be a near pick’em through the next 38 selections, where pick quantity vastly out-weighs draft rank.
Ottawa has the quantity to improve their ranking, and still be able to draft beyond their normal allotment.
Will there be a deal?
Very, very likely, and don’t be surprised if it includes a known prospect, in return for an improved pick, as rumour has it that a certain big and NHL ready defenseman, is being marketed in hopes of retaining the #6 selection and landing a top three selection.
I’m expecting a very interesting day.