For fans in Columbus, the first round has been bittersweet.
How many fans were pulling for the Islanders until their efforts came up just short?
On the one hand, we've got the Rangers' first round pick, and it'd be nice to see that one locked in - especially since the Kings might well go deep again, putting Columbus' third first rounder late in the round. It'd be good to have another mid-round pick to piay with, especially if the Roster Viking finds an opportunity to package it for an earlier selection.
On the other, you look at the former Jackets on the Rangers, and you want to see them do well. Even though a lot of fans still have conflicting thoughts on Rick Nash, pretty much everyone I've talked to is thrilled to see Derick Brassard blossom under the big lights, and impressed with the way John Moore has stepped up.
Seeing Derek Dorsett return and provide an immediate heart and soul to the Rangers was another moment of both pride and regret - if his collar bone hadn't been broken, who knows what might have happened over this season?
Do you root for the draft pick, or do you root for the guys we've been cheering for over the last several years?
Head vs. Heart is always a hard choice. Personally, I think I've settled into the "head", but I can't blame a single person who decides they'd like to see some of their favorite players win a round, even if they're no longer wearing Union Blue.