Ok now that I have had time to calm down from this horrible day, I would like to vent about my NJD.
Now it is no secret I have never been a Fitzgerald fan. Today must be the day that seals his fate, unless we miraculously have a great season, with more to come. As a GM TF either lacks instincts or guts. First look at the return the Blackhawks received for Debrincat. This means one pick with Holtz or a D prospect like Shakir M. would have gotten it done! Inexcusable.
Now let me turn my attention to the Draft. OMG Montreal took our player. Not the first time and it will not be the last. Simon Nemec was rated anywhere from 3 through 9, hey TF trade down. The long believed 1st overall pick is still on the board. There have been many reports of teams wanting the second pick. The NJD have their Power Play QB signed for 6 more years, Dougie Hamilton. Behind him, we have 2 high level prospects that play the role you drafted Nemec to play, in Luke Hughes and Shakir M. To make things worse, Nemec is not even the consensus #1 Defenseman in the draft. I prefer the bigger Czech D Jiricek.
As long as you don't go down below pick 10, without also landing a superstar, all will work out! There are still many good prospects on the board, draft bigger wingers and also the top goalie in our scouts minds. Now you must make amends for today's screw ups tomorrow and in free agency. Also sign Bratt. If you fail to get this done, with what transpired today, you should be fired with your pick for a Head Coach, Lindy Ruff, and never get a front office job again!