Ottawa Senators: Who to Cheer for in the Draft Lottery

HAMILTON, ON - JANUARY 16: Alexis Lafreniere #11 of Team White skates during the 2020 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game against Team Red at FirstOntario Centre on January 16, 2020 in Hamilton, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
HAMILTON, ON - JANUARY 16: Alexis Lafreniere #11 of Team White skates during the 2020 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game against Team Red at FirstOntario Centre on January 16, 2020 in Hamilton, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) /
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EDMONTON, ALBERTA – AUGUST 03: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers shoots the puck in Game Two of the Western Conference Qualification Round against the Chicago Blackhawks prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on August 03, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)
EDMONTON, ALBERTA – AUGUST 03: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers shoots the puck in Game Two of the Western Conference Qualification Round against the Chicago Blackhawks prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on August 03, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images) /

2 – 9. Any team in the Western Conference

At the risk of sounding lazy, I can’t be bothered to differentiate between any of the Western teams. Sure, Edmonton or Chicago winning would seem unfair, and I’m sure Sens fans wouldn’t mind seeing Matt Duchene and Kyle Turris get a boost in Nashville as they chase a cup, but overall there isn’t much to separate any of the team’s in the other conference.

Your personal mileage on all eight team’s may very, and as someone with a soft spot for the Oilers as well as fun in general, seeing McDavid, Draisaitl and Lafrenière on the same team could be all kinds of entertaining. From a Senators’ perspective though, keeping Lafrenière out of the East should be a priority.