Scenario 7: #3 Lucas Raymond #5 Jake Sanderson
Here it is! You’ve missed out on Byfield, passed on Stützle to choose a late riser in Lucas Raymond at #3. Then you step up to the plate again at #5, after Steve Yzerman and the Red Wings laugh themselves to the “zoom podium” to select Stützle and you call out “Jake Sanderson from the University of North Dakota.” This is the scenario that would ultimately cause yet another uproar from the fanbase. I’m not saying cars would be lit on fire but this is not the reason I booked the day off work and had the kids babysat. Whatever I’m drinking tonight is to drown my sorrows when it should be a celebratory day. Ultimately Sens fans would feel robbed yet again and this could have another negative impact on the market and the coveted and hopeful return.
Then, when the dust settles you realize that maybe Lucas Raymond is a more complete player than Stützle, maybe Jake Sanderson’s late-season ascension up the draft rankings will continue into his post-draft-day selection and you slowly talk yourself into a B-. That’s right, even this (rather unlikely) worst-case scenario is a B- in my mind because Ottawa is picking 2, top 5 prospects come October 6th and there’s really no loss in sight. Get excited!!!