Sam's Drunk Dog wrote:On draft lottery day, which of course what not the same day as the draft, I was still living near Pittsburgh as I had just graduated that summer. I was visiting my girlfriend in Philadelphia. We were staying at her sister's place and she only had basic cable. When I turned on the TV and found out about it, I was so exicted that we won that I screamed and scared both my girlfriend and her sister. I was very happy for the rest of the trip to say the least.
On draft day, it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that we were drafting Sid. I still couldn't wait until the draft began and Craig Patrick and Mario went up to the podium to do the announcement. What a great day for hockey.
Yeah I didn't think it was on draft day, but the way some people were referring to it I couldn't be sure. I remember not even knowing the lottery was that day, and suddenly looking online and seeing it and getting many text messages at almost the same time.