Looking To The Past For the Future

Lightning General Manager Julien BriseBois has been pushing his chips into the middle of the table over and over, doing whatever he could to make the Lightning’s chances better to win a Stanley Cup. His first big moves were aquiring Blake Coleman and Barclay Goodrow in 2019-20. He went out and got David Savard in 2020-21. Then it was Brandon Hagel and Nick Paul in 2021-22. Last year it was Tanner Jeannot and Michael Eyssimont. In doing so he burned through a ton of draft picks and a few prospects.

But he never went quite as all-in as he did in 2022-23, giving up picks outside of the first and second round to get Tanner Jeannot and depleted the stock of draft picks for the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. In 2020, he didn’t have a first round pick, but ended up with two seconds, two thirds, and two sixths, and nine picks overall. In 2021, he didn’t pick until the third round, but had two extra seventh round picks for seven picks total. In 2022, he didn’t have a second or fourth round pick, but had an extra seventh and made¬† READ MORE

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