The Vegas Golden Knights May have had to wait until day two of the NHL draft, but just how well did they do this weekend in helping their team down the line?
Nobody expects you to find an NHL ready talent on day two, let alone outside the top 5 picks usually, so the Golden Knights will just have to keep pumping players into their prospect pool to try and make sure that the incredible inaugural season they’ve just had wasn’t one fuelled by hype, but more fuelled by an actually competitive team that will be just that for the foreseeable future.
Right okay, the drafts done so now we can say who had a great and who had an awful draft before these kids have even hit the ice.
It sounds unfair but it’s what hockey fans want so it’s what hockey fans get, the days after the draft are either full of hype or full of character assassination, you’ll have to find out where this post falls by reading on further.
Arizona, you had the fifth pick, Filip Zadina was available when nobody expected him to be, so with the fifth overall selection the Arizona Coyotes select…Barrett Hayton?
So if you are like me, you were expecting that before round one of the NHL Draft was over guys like Erik Karlsson would have a new home (probably Vegas), maybe you thought Ryan O’Reilly was on the move, Max Pacioretty, even Jeff Skinner.
I thought the Vancouver Canucks were going to move down from 7th, Edmonton maybe do the same from 10th, basically I expected a lot of trades.
And just like my now horrendous mock draft, boy was I wrong.