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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TORONTO, ONTARIO – AUGUST 03: Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate their 3-1 victory in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Qualification Round against the Montreal Canadiens prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on August 03, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO – AUGUST 03: Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate their 3-1 victory in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Qualification Round against the Montreal Canadiens prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on August 03, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images) /

14. Pittsburgh Penguins

Wow, Pittsburgh gets another generational talent, what a surprise, finally they catch a break. While I ignored the deservedness factor for Chicago and Edmonton out west, given Ottawa’s recent history with the Penguins make it impossible to ignore here.

While Pittsburgh isn’t a young team, they have enough talent that with a player like Lafrenière their window could extend significantly and interfere with Ottawa. Unfortunately, due to this year’s playoff format, Sens fans should probably hope for them to lose their play-in round and get a 1/8 chance at picking first, thanks to their opponent.