Grossman being signed is a bummer, he would've been a solid defensive upgrade to Leopold. Looks like unless we sign Suter or Garrison has untapped potential, we're gonna be filling virtually all of our needs through trade.
Aliu scored a few against the Amerks this week and now gives the Flames a 1-0 lead.
Go Flames! Go Avs! #betterdraftposition
Yeah, but if the Flames win, their 2nd rounder gets worsened...
Avs winning is two fold: they can pass us AND they can prevent the Preds pick from getting worse too (the Preds currently trail the Flyers by a point, we want them to stay under the Flyers)...a Flyers win would also help in that regard.
A Sabres regulation loss gives us 11th regardless, we "own" the tiebreakers. So we lose, it doesn't matter what other teams do.
In that case, we also want Dallas to win (to improve Calgary's 2nd rounder) and the Avs to outpoint the Flames (unfortunately the Avs have the tiebreak with the Flames).
Vancouver up 3-0 over Edmonton with six left in the third, so they are pretty much guaranteed at least a point, which means they'll clinch their second consecutive Presidents' Trophy.
They'll play the loser of the LA-San Jose game.
St. Louis will play the winner of the LA-San Jose game.