So the Canes finished 5th from the bottom, which gives them an 8.1 % chance at the first overall pick, and no worse than the 6th pick overall. I am going to guess that one of the bottom 3, with the high percentages in the lottery, wins the first overall, leaving us to pick at five. Who do we choose?
For my money, we need defense. Were I JR, I'd make a serious run at securing the first pick through trade and getting Jones. Beyond Jones, Darnell Nurse looks to be the next best D-man, and is consistently ranked 4-6.