I see that Sidney Crosby was picked #1 by the Penguins, and he is being hailed as the next "great one" in the line of Gretzky and Lemieux. But will he be the next great one or the next great bust like Eric Lindros? I don't yet have a handle on how good this kid will be. Something tells me he will be disappointing, in terms of being a great one, but will be just a very good player like Pat LaFontaine.
Some exciting rules changes!!!!!! There will now be automatic shootouts, no more ties. Goalie's pads and equipment are now reduced by rule, and the goalie's movements are now also decreased outside the crease. They did not take the stick away from the goalies and expand the nets, as I had hoped. I also believe that the increased the line space so that there will be a lot more power play goals because teams will have more room to operate on the power play.
Goal scoring is going up!