The Bruins have traded Dougie Hamilton to the Calgary Flames for their 15th, 45th, and 52nd picks in tonight’s NHL Draft. Maybe new general manager Don Sweeney plans on using those picks to trade up, because right now, the swap doesn’t seem to benefit Boston. [Bruins]
The NHL, with a minimum of fuss, has re-weighted its draft lottery odds and changed the system for selecting the top three picks, in an obvious attempt to de-incentivize tanking. [NHL.com]
The New York Islanders traded back into the first round and selected Josh Ho-Sang with the 28th pick in the NHL draft Friday night. Islanders GM Garth Snow apparently saw something of a kindred spirit in the much-discussed 18-year-old out of the Ontario Hockey League because now he thinks he's got someone new for the…
Frederik Gauthier: "I don't really watch hockey." Grew up near Montreal but doesn't have a favourite team.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) June 30, 2013
Nail Yakupov, the Oilers' first overall pick, has drawn comparisons to Pavel Bure. He will anchor one of the best young lines in hockey next season. But he is also 18 years old, and still learning English, and still getting used to this social media thing, and put together, you get nights like last night.
The Blue Jackets, despite the worst record in the NHL, missed out on the first overall pick (It was very sad) and can't miss winger Nail Yakupov. But there was a silver lining at No. 2: can't miss defenseman Ryan Murray. People love Ryan Murray, and think he might be NHL-ready now. If you're going to rebuild, you…
Basketball season just ended. Hockey season wrapped up a week ago. NFL preseason games seem far, far away. Euro 2012 happens during the daytime. I bet you think it's baseball or bust for night sports. But you'd be wrong, because the NHL Draft is coming, live from Pittsburgh. I'm not certain when, but I think it's…
Nail Yakupov is the consensus best player in the 2012 NHL draft, but beyond that? Your guess is as good as Scott Howson's.
Here's the title of a post from The Hockey News this morning: "Rescheduling of 'Furry' convention in Pittsburgh points to Penguins hosting 2012 NHL Draft." Oh really? Go on:
Welcome to Deadspin's first and likely last annual NHL Draft Diary. Follow along with due reverence for the most thrilling pageant in all of sport.
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Everybody knows the NHL Entry Draft—quietly the most exciting draft in all of pro sports—is tonight (7 p.m., Versus), unless it isn't, but I'm pretty sure it is.
Tomorrow night in Ottawa, dozens of kids too young to legally drink will be drafted by professional hockey franchises willing to devote time, effort, and a boatload of money to turning them into Stanley Cup Champions. The NHL Draft will kick off Friday, and for that, we turn to Melt Your Face-Off, who will be…