Plain and simple, it sucks!
I think teams should pick acording to how they finished the regular season not the bogus lottery system thats in place. Gary if it isn't broke don't fix it.
I think there would be two races in the league, one race to the cup and one slip 'n slide to the basement.
Speaking of the bottom dwellers my team, the Buffalo Sabres were at the F.N.C. playing a 4 point swing with the Edmonton Oilers. They played a decent stinker against a faster just as smelly Oilers team loosing in regulation.
Thank God we lost, at this point in the season who wants to loose draft position going on a pointless winning streak where there's nothing to gain and everything to loose
Steve Ott I pray will remain a Sabre, perhaps we can get a discounted Derek Roy next season. I don't care what you say Kyle I think Roy would make a good 3rd line player.
One thing you don't hear too much of is how your 3rd and 4th lines could be your leaders, too many are fixed on leadership coming from the two top lines. A leader doesn't have to be your top scorer he can be the kind of player Ott is, a hard working scrappy player who game in and game out will pay any and all prices during the game.
Scrapper Steve scored again and so did Drew Stifford (hey whats with that)? are we in bazaro world?
My thought on the goaltending situation aren't good with out a stellar defense I think Jonas Enroth will be nothing more than a middle of the pack goaltender. I know we have a stock pile of goalies in the system but none are tested at the NHL level. I know theres a waiting game going on with the trade freeze and dead line but if I were in charge I send out the message the bidding for Miller end 1/2 hour before the Olympic trade freeze on Friday and see what we can come up with.
I think it would be a good time to assess our lower level talent and also give them a taste of what the NHL game is like for the rest of the season, your training camp competition will certainly benefit