Yeah God knows that is the truth. I turned Hockey Central on the day after the CBJ/Bolts 5OT game, they touched on it briefly then pivoted to TWO hours of Maple Leaf talk, media day, playing snippets from Matthews, who should they trade, can tehy make a trade, do they need to make a trade, ect.... it was damn nauseating. And right in the middle of it they rolled Brian Burke out to add his two cents, not about the games from the night before or the games coming up, but about the Leafs. Jeff Merri
The only consolation is that the draft is deep in numbers. We should get a very good player. Also, if we start a REAL rebuild, going with youth and de-emphasizing the country club, we should have a couple more years of top 10 picks. I have heard that the 2022 draft will be one of the best drafts in years with ‘several elite prospects’,
as opposed to just one or two. Perhaps we can secure one of them as we re-build?
Hopefully so. We haven't been good at picking players, so I'm afraid we won't find the gems if we don't have top three picks. Can't really blame them either. I was astonished when CBJ picked Dubois instead of Puljujarvi 😳 Scouting is an art form.
I don't think it was any conspiracy. We had 12.5% chance of winning and an 87.5% of losing same as every other team in the lottery. While it could've helped a great deal it could have been worse. It could have gone to the Jets.
At this point, I am going to give Guerin the benefit of the doubt that he sees this team the way we see it. He knows it needs help down the middle and needs a true #1 center that is gong to be a productive player offensively with goals as well as assists. Plus I think he realizes how having two quality young wingers; he wants to give them a center that will make them the best they can be. Especially since the team shipped out the majority of its scouting staff I guess I'm feeling more hopeful