NEWARK, N.J. -- The NHL is borrowing a page from the NBA when it comes to the draft lottery.
The NHL announced Monday that all 14 teams that miss the playoffs, or the teams that hold the rights to the top 14 picks, will be eligible to win the No. 1 draft pick when the lottery is held on April 29.
He's all Columbus has right now. I'd imagine they would want a roster player with name-recognition (i.e. Koivu, etc).
Which makes one scratch their head trying to figure out what the Pens have to offer. They aren't exactly deep anywhere but on D and i don't see them willing to deal one of their name-recognition D men in exchange for Johnson. Makes me wonder what in fact CBJ might want.
Always liked JJ but the price would be too steep and I don't think he's quite what we need. If we're going to go after a high end d-man I'd rather it be a righty to play alongside Suter. That way we move Brodin down to the 2nd pairing with Gilbert and our top 4 would be very balanced and quite potent.