After the 2018-19 season, Ducks Nation was stretched thin. Experiencing heartbreak after heartbreak, we witnessed the Anaheim Ducks set their season ablaze. When the NHL Draft Lottery rolled around, the season of suffering seemed as though it may turn a corner. The 8th overall selection wasn’t ideal, but it still put them in a decent position to draft a blue chip prospect.
However, when the 9th overall card was flipped to reveal the webbed D logo Anaheim Ducks fans have grown too familiar with, a black cloud settled over the fanbase. Falling one spot in the draft doesn’t seem like a big deal, but sometimes that means the difference between drafting a player the team needs and settling for second best.