Question No. 2: How do Ducks fans feel about Connor Bedard? Do they like him? Or do they see Trevor Zegras as the center of the future in Anaheim?
"Lee’s response: “Bedard is one of the reasons—maybe even the sole reason—why fans have been willing to stomach all of the losses this season. If the ping pong balls fall the right way and you get him, it’s great. At this point, I don’t think anyone is too concerned on who plays center because the possibility of drafting Bedard is still up on the air. Once that becomes clearer, then maybe you start thinking about that.”"
The Blackhawks, Ducks, and Blue Jackets are in a battle for last place, particularly this season unlike any other because the availability of Connor Bedard changes the potential of a franchise overnight. As Derek said, potentially the only reason why Ducks’ fans have been able to handle all of the losses this season is due to the possibility of landing Bedard.
If the ping pong ball does fall in Anaheim’s way, then the Ducks could very well have a Connor McDavid-Leon Draisaitl situation on their hands much like Edmonton does right now.