Eyes on Isles Roundtable: 2014-15 NHL Season Preview

By Kenny Conrade
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Jun 27, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Aaron Ekblad (middle) poses for a photo with team officials after being selected as the number one overall pick to the Florida Panthers in the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Question 7: Who will win the Connor McDavid sweepstakes?

Chris: Buffalo. From their own pick, not ours. They just aren’t going to be very good this year with the knowledge of that kid being available.

Kenny: I would have to go with the Winnipeg Jets. They basically added nothing to a team that wasn’t very good a year ago and any team that has Ondrej Pavelec as their starter won’t win too many hockey games. I like the young guys they have with the likes of Jacob Trouba, but they just don’t have enough to compete at this point.

Kevin: Calgary.

Michael: The Calgary Flames. They finished last season in 29th place and haven’t done much in the off-season to improve that. There is talent for the future with Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau, but for the Flames sake let’s hope that talent doesn’t show up until 2015-16