2 in the first 10 currently. The other is owned by the Islanders. Wouldn't it be a hoot if the Islanders fall behind Carolina and someone and finish out of the players, "win" the lottery, and Ottawa ends up with #1, #3, and #5? (They have 3 & 5 now, so the lottery win would push that down, but they're right there in "overtaking" other teams. They could play another season and not "catch" Detroit, who is setting the gold standard for tanking.
The dust has settled with only a few AHL trades still trickling in, the hype seemed to be worth it as most teams got involved (with a few exceptions) here are my biggest winners and losers from this years deadline
BIGGEST WINNER TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Yeah I know giving up a late first for Goodrow was a reach but he is signed for beyond this year, is a big boy who plays the body, Blake coleman does the same and will probably finish around 30 goals for the year, Bogosian has lost a step
I’m kind of scratching my head today over the Wild’s moves, or lack thereof.
I’m really surprised the only thing of note was the Parise almost trade (I wonder how weird it’s going to be in the locker room next season when Parise is basically telling his team mates “I want out because you guys aren’t Cup competitors”). Only thing I can think of is that the players he wanted to move have been playing like garbage so he was only going to get garbage back. Maybe he feels now that the pressure of t