Playoffs are out of reach, but these upcoming games can still have meaning.
Currently we would draft 13th overall, but climbing to the 9th spot, held currently by Winnipeg, is a possibility. They are just 4 points ahead of us. Buffalo is 5 points ahead of us.
Just our luck that we'll get a lottery pick in one of the weakest drafts in memory. Plus we move down one spot due to Vegas coming into the league.
Our current chance of moving up into the top 3 is 7%.
If we get up to the 9th spot, the odds increase to 17%.
This link keeps the odds updated: http://www.tankathon.com/nhl/pick_odds
Now that our roster size is unlimited, call up Brodzinski, Mersch, Amadio and LoVerde when we get back in town and see what they can do. I'm including LoVerde as a reward to him for his years of service in the minors.
[Insert obligatory joke about how the team will start winning if we let these guys play and scratch some of the regulars.]
And by all means play McNabb!