Scenario 6 #3 Tim Stützle #5 Jake Sanderson
Missing on Byfield at #3 is not the toughest pill to swallow. Missing on Byfield at #3 and ignoring some of the players available at #5 to go with a “steady, lengthy defenseman” is definitely a scenario that would take some time to adjust to. This scenario isn’t exactly a head-scratcher but isn’t exactly a home run either. We’ve covered what these guys can do individually and I think there’s a lot to like about Stützle for sure and probably, eventually a nice player in Sanderson as well but Sens fans have waited for what seems like forever for this draft. This scenario just lacks the fireworks we were all anticipating. Perhaps if something like this happens Pierre Dorion could save face by acting on some low risk/high reward trade options later in the draft to add that missing element from what should be a monumental day in Sens history. If not, the day itself could be a minor let down for the fanbase. Honestly, even in this scenario, I’d be happy overall. I think if most teams walked away with a potential 1st line forward and in addition a top 4 defenseman, it would be hard to use the term “disappointed” but it would also not be a party worthy scenario either.