There will come a time when the sickness Valley fans are feeling over the Arizona Coyotes' fate in the NHL Draft Lottery will pass, or at least abate. The team was poised to grab one of the top two picks in the draft, but was leapfrogged by Edmonton, leaving Arizona at No. 3, on the outside of the Connor McDavid/Jack Eichel sweepstakes.
Our Craig Morgan asked his followers on Twitter to react ... and did they ever. Below is a sampling of the raw emotions people were feeling following Saturday's unlucky lottery results.
@cmorganfoxaz getting McDavid or Eichel would have been big for the team beyond just on ice results. This town needs star players esp yotes— Bryan Woody (@BryanSWoody) April 19, 2015
@cmorganfoxaz Names we associate with Arizona sports heartbreak: John Paxson, David Boston, Santonio Holmes.... and now Connor McDavid.— Dan Powell (@danpowell) April 19, 2015
@cmorganfoxaz pure infuriation that Edmonton gets yet another #1 overall pick. Almost any other team would've been acceptable except LA.— Seth Haahr (@seth_haahr) April 19, 2015
@cmorganfoxaz way too much overreaction about a ping pong ball drawing. Guys like Duchene and Toews were #3's.— whope (@Erapman) April 19, 2015
@cmorganfoxaz Edmonton is consistently bad. Not mediocre. Bad. And I don't like that they're continually rewarded for it.— delaney (@batdel18) April 19, 2015
@cmorganfoxaz When the announcement came it was like getting a bad medical diagnosis.— Tim Greene (@CoyotesAvs12) April 19, 2015
@cmorganfoxaz I feel like I've simultaneously been punched in face and groin, while at the same time being told I have to move to Tucson— John Gahan (@jgahan17) April 19, 2015
@cmorganfoxaz what is the math of Edm getting four #1 in so few years? Better odds of me winning Powerball I would bet— AZHockeyNut (@AZHockeyNut) April 19, 2015
@cmorganfoxaz worried coyotes have to face connor mcdavid 5 times a season now— Greg Munch (@AzCoyotesFan19) April 19, 2015
@cmorganfoxaz Initially obviously disappointed, but Coyotes will get a great player. Most important is good planning now.— Trond Kasin (@trondkasin) April 19, 2015
@cmorganfoxaz I see a Lindros repeat and monster trade. NO ONE wants to play for Edmonton.— Sean Ely (@seanely10) April 19, 2015
@cmorganfoxaz Disapointed, but still happy we're picking 3. None of these kids have played a single minute at NHL. No guarantees.— Bob Strong (@strongaz) April 19, 2015
@cmorganfoxaz My hockey soul just died a little bit... ?— Michael Rosas (@fedoras_rule) April 19, 2015
@cmorganfoxaz the sky is not falling. Stromme at 3 is a great pick, couple cap-distressed trades and Yotes are remade. Future still bright.— andy ozolnieks (@andyozolnieks) April 19, 2015