John Buccigross puts his foot in his mouth on live TV... yet again

John Buccigross puts his foot in his mouth on live TV... yet again

This guy is so cringe. First he blows the entire Draft order and then he tries to act cool?



It's official! The San Jose Sharks have won the 2024 NHL Draft Lottery and the right to select superstar in the making Macklin Celebrini with the 1st overall pick.

The results of the 2024 Draft Lottery were made official on ESPN and Sportsnet just now with Sharks winning the lottery with 18.5% odds.

For those not in the know, Celebrini is the consensus #1 draft choice heading into this summer's draft and for good reason. The 17 year old native of North Vancouver, BC won the Hobey Baker Award as the NCAA's MVP this past season, becoming the youngest player to ever do so. He was an absolute stud for Boston University this season, despite being nearly five years younger than some of his opponents. He's the 4th freshman to win the Hobey Baker, joining the likes of Paul Kariya, Jack Eichel and Adam Fantilli.

Celebrini's older brother Aiden Celebrini was drafted by his hometown Vancouver Canucks in the 6th round of last year's draft. Macklin and Aiden have both made it no secret that they're fans of the Canucks, so it'll be interesting to see if the two brothers create a bit of a rivalry now that they're likely to play in different NHL locales.

Incidentally, ESPN insider John Buccigross may have accidentally leaked the lottery result earlier today when he posted a photo online that showed the Sharks as the lotto winners.

Buccigross Tweeted out this photo earlier today and quickly deleted it:

John Buccigross puts his foot in his mouth on live TV... yet again

You see it?

Look a little closer:

John Buccigross puts his foot in his mouth on live TV... yet again

While the Sharks did indeed end up wining the Draft Lottery, things didn't play out in real-life exactly how they're portrayed in Buccigross' photo. Maybe this was a bit of a premature photo sent out from Buccigross while the tech team was rehearsing or running simulations?

To be honest though, this wasn't even the most cringe thing that Buccigross did today.

Check out this clip of Buccigross asking Celebrini, a Canadian kid, if he's ever heard of Zillow... you know... Zillow the American real estate app:


Why would a 17 year old kid from Vancouver know anything about a real estate app that's only available in the United States? Just more cringe from Buccigross... I'm sick of this guy always trying to act like the coolest guy in the room. So cringe...

In any case, the Sharks have won and all signs point to Celebrini joining him after the Draft. Which, is fantastic because the young man spent part of his childhood in the Bay Area as his Father is employed as chief medical trainer for the NBA's Golden State Warriors. In a way, this will be sort of a homecoming for the Celebrini family.

Source: ESPN