Think I'll be bangwagoning with the Jets and/or Panthers. Can't bring myself to cheer for the Yotes unless it's against the Sharks, Canucks, and Wings (which honestly could be a realistic route for them...ugly).
My bandwagon team isn't even making the playoffs either...
I actually think I'll have to go with Nashville on this one. I'm a huge Rinne fan, and outside of Tootoo, it's a pretty great organization. Poile + Trotz is one of the best tandems in the NHL, and I think it just goes to show how letting them run through with what they want will almost always succeed if you have patience.
And I just love their mentality. Build from the net out. Exactly how I'd run a team if I could.
Believe if the Kings make the playoffs, the deal 1st rounder is this year's. If the Kings don't, the Jackets get to pick this year or next year.
That's a strange condition. If it's a worse pick this year the Jackets have to take it, but if it's a better pick this year, the Jackets get a choice between this years and next years? I don't get it. I would think it's if it's 1-14 they have to take this years, if it's 15-30 they have the choice.
He may be right, but it's quite a bad habit when a player or ex-player evaluates/calls out another player's matters in such a negative way. At least I have never experienced something like that before, specifically using German/Suisse/Austrian soccer as an example, where loyalty between (former) athletes is of utmost importance for everybody. But I don't want to make a bigger deal out of this than it actually is.