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Draft Etc. Open Thread

It’s NFL Draft day. NHL playoffs. I guess there might be games to help decided who loses to Cleveland or Golden State. Discuss here if you wish! Tanier’s mock draft is useful; if you trust his analysis the 49ers definitely got the better of the trade down with the Bears. Share

Golden Knights open to making deals before expansion draft

20 hours agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

General manager George McPhee says the Vegas Golden Knights are open for business to any teams seeking to protect their assets in the upcoming NHL expansion draft        

Oilers aren't exactly intimidated by the Ducks

The Edmonton Oilers aren’t just quick — they’re quick learners. Although they’re considered a young team because of the great amount of young talent they collected during years of participating in the NHL’s draft lottery, they rely on a good number of veterans. But this season’s playoffs are their...

Hockey’s Growing Cold War

Spooked by Russia, Sweden just reinstated the draft. Could it affect the country’s best young hockey players and the NHL?

Auston Matthews, Patrik Laine and Zach Werenski named NHL rookie of the year finalists

The Calder Trophy race was thrilling this season. The top two picks from last summer’s NHL entry draft are rookie of the year finalists a year later. Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews and Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine were...Show More Summary

NHL draft lottery 2017 odds: Avalanche still command the top spot

Colorado is in position to win a No. 1 draft pick for the first time since 2013. For the other 14 teams that missed the Stanley Cup playoffs, this time of year offers only one solace: the NHL draft lottery simulator. The 2017 NHL entry...Show More Summary

Here's The Only Member Of The Las Vegas Golden Knights Playing Soccer Alone In An Empty Arena

3 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

The Las Vegas Golden Knights will participate in an expansion draft in June in order to begin their first-ever NHL season this October. But they didn’t wait until the draft to begin acquiring players—three weeks ago, they signed 21-year-old Reid Duke on an entry-level deal out of the Western Hockey League to be their… Read more...

NHL to unveil protected players for expansion draft, and that's a brilliant move

The NHL reverses course and wisely opts for transparency in what should be a huge off-season event

NHL will release teams' Vegas expansion draft lists

4 weeks agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

The NHL will release teams' protected and available lists to the public before the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft in June        

NHL draft 2017: Who's got the finishing kick?

The season is winding down from the Canadian Hockey League to colleges to high schools.        

Brock Boeser Plays NCAA Game Friday Night, Signs NHL Contract Saturday Morning, Scores Goal Saturday Afternoon

last monthSports : Deadspin

Brock Boeser is only just barely no longer a hockey teen. (He turned 20 last month.) Yesterday, he was playing for the University of North Dakota. This morning, the first-round draft pick signed a contract with the Canucks, and this afternoon, he scored his first goal: Read more...

Ducks' Andrew Cogliano will have milestone moment against former team

Everything comes down to timing in the eyes of Ducks wing Andrew Cogliano. He was drafted by a general manager, Kevin Lowe, who told him he could make the Edmonton Oilers out of college. His first NHL coach, Craig MacTavish, helped him build the mentality for being an everyday player. Cogliano...

2017 NHL mock draft: The trade deadline shakes things up in our 2nd simulation

New needs and no consensus make this draft interesting. It’s nice to have a NHL entry draft with no clear “best prospect.” The 2017 NHL draft doesn’t have a Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews, or Aaron Ekblad. It doesn’t even have a consensus best 30 players. Show More Summary

Three reasons the NHL is wrong to hide protected-player lists for expansion draft

It's unclear whether a list of eligible draftees will be made public, but there's no reason it shouldn't be

NHL GM meetings: 2018 Olympics unlikely while league mulls bye week changes

Oh, and the expansion draft might be SUPER SECRET. The semi-annual NHL general manager meetings wrapped up in Florida on Wednesday, and with it came a slew of tasty morsels of news that could change the league in the near future. The first news was welcome news for most teams snug up against the current $73 million salary cap. Show More Summary

NHL draft 2017: Smaller goalies can stop the puck, too

2 months agoSports / Hockey : USAToday: NHL

Bigger goalies don’t necessarily make better goalies.        

Every notable player that didn’t move at the 2017 NHL trade deadline

And why! The 2017 NHL trade deadline has passed. And as we waited to see what kinds of trades came filtering in after the 3 p.m. ET deadline... well, we’re still kind of waiting. Thanks to factors like the looming expansion draft, a whole bunch of notable players didn’t get traded on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Kings land veteran forward Jarome Iginla from Colorado

The Kings landed forward Jarome Iginla just two hours before Wednesday’s NHL trade deadline, sending a conditional 2018 draft pick to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange. Iginla, 39, has eight goals and 10 assists in 61 games this season, his 20th in the NHL. He’s also played for Calgary, Pittsburgh...

The Vegas Golden Knights are officially able to make moves at the NHL trade deadline

The NHL’s 31st team can acquire prospects or draft picks, but not professional players. A new wrinkle has been added to the NHL trade deadline, as the Vegas Golden Knights can start to make deals as soon as their final payment is made...Show More Summary

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