I wanted them to get Zoubek last year for basically the same reasons. So, this year they take the same guy - except 2 inches shorter and less athletic? (With Zoubek out there and available as an UFA as far as I am aware?)
Well, they got Fields right last year. I guess I can hope this is a similar situation.
I always wondered how the NBA draft could happen before the NHL since the NBA starts a whole month after the NHL. Both sports have the same amount of games (82) All-Star break and playoff format yet how does the NBA finish at the same time as the NHL when Hockey starts early Oct and Hoops early Nov.
I wonder if the NBA is going to lockout for next season. The NHL is going to be getting a very large bump in revenue if the NBA and NFL lockout for next season, which in turn would increase the cap.
Or maybe, just maybe with two sports in lockout the common fan will wake up and realize he is the pawn in this game. They are all fighting over our money afterall. Ticket prices are wayyy too hi in every sport and the common fan need to wake up and smell the coffee. The prices will continue to rise untill this happens.
When the NFL does come back opening day should look like a late season baseball game for a non-playoff team. Fans need to make some kind of statement, a strong one.