What Bryan Did < What Brian Did

Okay, Leafs fans, admit it – it was tough to see Tyler Seguin pulling on that Bruins jersey earlier tonight when the Beantowners picked him with the Leafs’ first rounder, courtesy of the Phil Kessel trade.

I tweeted about this earlier today, though.  Boston fans got to watch one highlight today that Leaf fans find a little galling.  We got to watch 30 highlights last season from Mr. Kessel, with many more to come down the road.

For a while, I thought that was the only way I could console myself about the Leafs’ uninvolvement in this draft.  Then I watched as Ottawa GM Bryan Murray crapped the bed.  With several highly ranked prospects still undrafted, he traded his pick to St. Louis for David Rundblad.  Who?

Well, exactly.  No doubt Senators fans – the few that have learned to read, and the rest who’ve heard about this from a friend  – are spending the evening with their tiny little heads in the oven.  Don’t worry, in a few hours they’ll realize they have electric appliances.

In the end, Burkie’s “nothing” was vastly superior to that bit of Ottawa bedshittery.

Help Me, Jeebus

Please, please, please let it be the Columbus Blue Jackets, Florida Panthers, Tampa Lightning or New York Islanders whose ball falls first out of that stupid lottery machine tonight.

I do not want to hear about Phil Kessel for Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin for the rest of my life, despite the fact that I support this trade.

Update:  Toronto’s pick will be the 2nd overall pick in this year’s draft.  Peter Chiarelli and Tyler Seguin were kind of making googly eyes at one another, I thought.  Meanwhile, Taylor Hall’s lips will almost certainly freeze right off within four months of his arrival in Edmonton.