I know Carlzner will probably kill me for this but I wonder if Yzerman would have been tempted by, say, 16th, Neuvirth and Wey for 10th and Garon. Then McPhee gets over his hate of russian players and drafts Forsberg at 10 and Grigorienko at 11. Just imagine
Ovechkin Grigorienko Kuznetsov
Johansson Backstrom Forsberg
Pittsburgh really didn't get that much worse. Sutter can do most of what Staal can on the 3rd line. They lost a bit of offense but that hasn't been their problem recently. Defensively they're pretty much where they are.
One decent top 6 W signing makes them better for next year.
EDIT just saw the Michalek trade. That they ****ed up.
A little OT, but if you guys really want to laugh go and read the draft thread on the Calgary Flames Board. The fans reaction when Feaster inexplicably traded down from 14 with so many great players still left -- you will laugh so hard the tears will run down your cheeks!