Tim Panaccio looks at the illustrious history of number two draft picks (login info.): guys like Chris Pronger, Brad Park and Petr Nedved. Of course, this year’s draft is supposed to be pretty thin, so I’m not sure there’ll be a miracle number two. I think there’s just a lot of weight placed on guys going first overall. That’s heavy to live up to.
Also, Jean-Sebastien Giguere is going to average $6 million a year over the next four years (login info.). I’m taking that as a sign Scott Niedermayer is going to retire. Either that, or the Ducks are going with just Niedermayer, Pronger, and Giguere next season.