No ....ing way Buffalo or Edmonton would give up a shot at McDavid or Eichel, so don't even try and claim that "they didn't go for him" It would've gouged us so hard for a kid who'll still take time to get acclimated to the NHL. We're in rebuild mode essentially without actually saying that, and we drafted what we needed. We lost a D man and freed up cap space, we drafted a new one as well as having a dozen or so in our AHL camp; Dougie fell into our laps so the fact that we got as lucky as we did with him is that - luck. We also lost Soderberg to Colorado and my biggest disappointment with that is that we didn't try to get O'Reilly back as part of it since we turned around to give up a RW. Lucia will fit fine with the Kings and we now have a competent backup with Jones, as well as a Defensive prospect. And guess what, we filled both those wingers spots with our 2nd and 3rd draft picks. Will it take time to conditon them? Yes. But that's what a rebuild takes. A year or two of mediocrity in the short run for a payoff in the long.