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2014 NHL Draft Order: Updated Selection List, Predictions After Lottery Results

On the eve of the NHL playoffs, the teams that did not qualify for the postseason learned their immediate fortunes during Tuesday’s NHL draft lottery. The Florida Panthers won the rights to the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft, with the Buffalo Sabres checking in with the second pick and the Edmonton Oilers earning the third pick. Show More Summary

2014 NHL Mock Draft: Post-Lottery First-Round Projections

The NHL draft lottery is complete, and NHL teams know where they will select in this year's first round. Each NHL draft year is unique, and this season has several candidates for top spot. There could be a lot of trade activity on the draft floor depending on early selections. The big winner at this year's lottery is the Florida Panthers. Show More Summary

NHL Draft Lottery Results 2014: Selection Order, Analysis and Twitter Reaction

Just one year ago, the Colorado Avalanche were celebrating a "win" at the NHL draft lottery. Today, they are preparing for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs as the Central Division's No. 1 seed. The Florida Panthers will be hoping for a similar transition after earning the No. Show More Summary

Buffalo Sabres Can't Even Win the NHL Draft Lottery

The NHL playoffs start tonight. The NHL also-rans held their own competition last night. The ping-pong balls bounced last night the way the pucks have all season for the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres enjoyed a 25 percent chance at the top pick. Show More Summary

NHL Draft Lottery 2014: How Results Affect Who Will Be the No. 1 Overall Pick

This year’s edition of the NHL draft lottery was somewhat anticlimactic. While the potential existed for something crazy — Toronto takes the first overall pick! — to happen, TSN ’s live broadcast of the event revealed a mundane transition: Florida moved to first overall with Buffalo falling to second. Show More Summary

Aaron Ekblad: Complete NHL Scouting Report for Elite Draft Prospect

According to TSN.ca, the International Scouting Services have listed Kootenay Ice center Sam Reinhart as the No. 1 overall prospect in the 2014 NHL draft. However, there is a serious buzz around No. 2 prospect and Barrie Colts defenseman...Show More Summary

Sam Reinhart: Complete NHL Scouting Report for Top Draft Prospect

There is no clear-cut No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NHL draft class, but the best prospect according to the International Scouting Services’ top 30 players is Kootenay center Sam Reinhart, per TSN.ca. Reinhart was ranked in the topShow More Summary

Buffalo Sabres: Could Losing the Draft Lottery Be Better in the Long Run?

On Tuesday night at 8 p.m. ET, the NHL will announce the winner of the draft lottery, and Buffalo Sabres fans will finally be able see where this dreadful season will slot us in June's draft. The Sabres hold the best individual odds to win the first pick at 25 percent, according to TSN.ca. Show More Summary

NHL Lottery 2014: Projected Order, Odds and Format for Pre-Draft Event

The 2013-14 NHL regular season is finally over. While many teams have already turned their attention to the playoffs, the rest of the league is forced to focus on the draft lottery and where each team will pick in the first round. The 2014 draft lottery will air Tuesday, April 15 on the NHL Network at 8:30 p.m. Show More Summary

NHL Draft 2014: Latest on Ryan Kesler, Sam Bennett and More Offseason Rumors

While one group of NHL teams gets ready for a playoff run that will end with one club raising the Stanley Cup, the rest of the franchises have already turned their attention to the offseason. Some front offices have more work to do than...Show More Summary

NHL Draft Lottery 2014: Format, Projected Order and Odds for Every Team Involved

The 2013-14 NHL regular season is finally over, and while many teams have turned their focus to the playoffs, other franchises are now focused on the draft lottery. It will air on Tuesday, April 15, on the NHL Network at 8:30 p.m. ET. With...Show More Summary

2014 NHL Mock Draft: Full Round 1 Projections for Every Team

The 2014 NHL draft is not one of the deepest we’ ve had in recent years, but there is a unique mix of strong international talent and several possible stars from North America. With the regular season featuring plenty of twists and turns,...Show More Summary

NHL Draft Lottery 2014: Updated Odds for Hockey's No. 1 Overall Pick

The 2013-14 regular season is officially over in the NHL, which means playoff beards are right around the corner. However, for those franchises that weren ’t talented enough to crack the 16-team postseason field, it means it is time to focus on the upcoming NHL draft and preceding draft lottery. Show More Summary

2014 NHL Draft: Breaking Down Top Prospects in Draft Class

Many NHL teams are looking ahead to the Stanley Cup playoffs, but those who weren't fortunate enough to qualify are focused solely on the NHL draft. The draft will kick off on June 27 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, and it promises to be one of the most intriguing in recent memory. Show More Summary

NHL Veteran Ryan Smyth Set to Retire After 18-Year Career

According to the Canadian Press (h/t Sportsnet.ca), longtime Edmonton Oiler and 18-year NHL veteran Ryan Smyth announced on Friday that he will be retiring at season's end. Smyth was drafted by Edmonton back in 1994 and spent all but...Show More Summary

NHL Draft 2014: Examining Skaters Who Drastically Improved Their Draft Stocks

On Tuesday, NHL Central Scouting released its final rankings of the top skaters from North America and Europe who are eligible for June's 2014 entry draft. Kingston Frontenacs forward Samuel Bennett remained the top North American pick...Show More Summary

2014 NHL Mock Draft: Likely Landing Spots for First-Round Prospects

The NFL draft consumes the United States from February to May. The NBA draft is really the only thing fans of tanking franchises have to look forward to. The MLB draft is just long, man. So what is the calling card for the NHL's version? No,...Show More Summary

Ranking the Top Candidates for Every Major NHL Award in 2013-14

With a week left for teams to jockey for playoff position—or draft lottery position for the less fortunate—it's time to take a final look at what might shake down when the voting is done for the major NHL awards for 2013-14. The Jack Adams Award will go to the top coach, the Calder Memorial Trophy to the top rookie, the Frank J. Show More Summary

Should Randy Carlyle Be the Toronto Maple Leafs Coach in 2014-15?

Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle has experienced success throughout his long hockey career. The native of Sudbury, Ontario was a Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick in 1976, played in four NHL All-Star Games and won the Norris Trophy...Show More Summary

2014 NHL Draft Prospects Tearing It Up in the Playoffs

The scouting departments from each NHL team are paying close attention: The playoffs for Canada's three major junior hockey leagues are now underway. Often, the postseason's offensive standouts at the junior level are the 19- and 20-year-olds...Show More Summary

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