I agree with what you say about the Jets and Oilers. They shouldn't be among the lowest picksMondi wrote:Despite the odd profanity...think about it this way.
Winnipeg finished ahead of us, so not sure what you're basing that prognostication on.
Calgary is trending up, we traded away our best forward, and they finished six points behind us.
Islanders were four points behind us and they have John Tavares. Plus they now have a reasonable goalie.
Edmonton is unpredictable, but they suck. Buffalo sucks.
We are looking at a pick from 1 to 5 almost certainly, without more scoring.
I don't think the Flames are trending up just yet. They overachieved last year and could fall back.
I think Ottawa could could challenge for the pick. If you think our center position has holes, look what they have.
Detroit could finally run out of good fortune as well. Anyone concerned about the aging Sedin's production should look at the number of Detroit players who are at least their age.
With Miller, we will have solid goaltending with a well seasoned vet, a good backup and decent prospects on the farm. This will be the first year in... god knows how many years where we don't have serious drama in net.