So being at the draft these past two days was interesting. Couple notes:
1) Flyers fans hate the Penguins. I mean, they REALLY hate the Penguins.
2) It's pretty special to watch these kids get their names called. We were actually seated right next to a kid who went to Colorado today (3rd round, blanking on the name. Kid was from Quebec, parents were speaking french) but watching the celebration was awesome. The parents in particular were just besides themselves.. water works and everything. You can tell this really means a lot to them (obviously).
3) Lou and Conte apparently just don't get it..or have a very interesting way of going about building this team. One highlight from the day - I was sitting on the side closest to the Devils table, and around the...5th or 6th round, Conte got up to leave the floor (presumably to go the bathroom or something) and I actually yelled as he walked by "COME ON CONTE, WE NEED SCORING FORWARDS!" like a total moron. He actually stopped, turned around to look at me and mouthed something...I thought I saw him say "don't worry about it" or something along those lines..but the people I was with were certain he said something a little less...uh..friendly. He probably thought I was an idiot but I don't care, I was just pleased to have gotten his attention.
4) That Wells-Fargo Center has aged really well. Still seems like a really, really nice arena and it's what..15+ years old now? And Xfinity Live! is a blast. Wish the Devils had a place like that near the arena.
Anyone who says, ‘You played in that New York area,’ I say, ‘No, I played in New Jersey.’ - Ken Daneyko