I'm really excited about our future. I like that this season was shortened...kind of a mini-season real-life training camp for our kids. Can you imagine how awesome this team is going to be going into the season next fall?
I couldn't hope for the tank in this game. No part of me can possibly ever root for the Lightning and I love winning in their barn.
Markstrom deserved that win so badly. I don't know how we would have come close without him in net. Sure, you could think where we'd be if he had started all season, but we can't go back to the past. We can only get excited about him for next season.
Now with two points in the books, I am really hoping for an Avs win as they're tied 1-1 with the Preds.
I wouldn't be too concerned about finishing last this year, as long we finish in the bottom 3 I'll be happy.
Finishing last isn't all it's cracked up to be this year.
The NHL draft lottery this year will make it possible for any non-playoff team (or a team that acquires the pick via trade) to land the top pick. As a result, the last-place finisher will have less of a chance to pick first.
The odds of the last-place team winning outright remain 25%, but in previous drafts, the lottery winner had a 48.2% chance. That's because teams could move up only four spots in the lottery, so if a team out of the bottom five won (as the New Jersey Devils did in 2011), the last-place team held on to the pick.
The Edmonton Oilers have drafted first overall the past three years: in 2010 as the 30th-place team and lottery winner (Taylor Hall), when New Jersey moved up from eighth to fourth (Edmonton took Ryan Nugent-Hopkins) and last year when they moved up one spot to beat out the Columbus Blue Jackets and take Nail Yakupov.
Defenseman Seth Jones and forward Jonathan Drouin are the favorites to be taken first overall at the June 30 draft in Newark, N.J.
No team can drop more than one spot in the draft order. The odds of winning:
JP, It says no team can drop more than one spot so if we finish 28th does that mean we get a top 4 pick no matter what?
Yes, u can only drop 1 spot down. We all want the 1st pick. Realisticly if we finish in the 29th spot, it'll fine. Avs would take Jones most likely and we can take MacKinnon #2. If a team behind us wins the lottery, then we take Drouin at #3. Of course this is assuming Jones will go #1, Mac #2, and Drouin #3.
But unfortunately I don't see us finishing below the Flames either, we'll probably finish 28th.....