There is going to be another lockout regardless of what happens in free agency.
All sports are going to a lock except maybe baseball because the owners know that the fans will come back and if they can get back a bigger percentage of the pie without losing the fans while hurting the players to do so why wouldn't they.
Ahh between the Pronger getting a job in the head office despite being under contract to an NHL team, this HOF thing despite not being retired and the HOME OF THE NHL cutting away from the 1st round its easy to see the NHL as bush league sometimes.
Feels like a B that can retroactively go to an A depending on how Blackwood does compared to the other goalies in this draft. If he is great and a heads above the rest it was a shrewd move. Anything else I would have rather waited and used it on another forward. Though if you told me one of the two picks would turn into a player with the skill of Kyle Palmeri I'd be happy with that draft.