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Last Word on Hockey

NHL Draft Best Picks: 1980s

The NHL draft is just under a week away. With any draft, talent can be found all throughout. With that in mind, let’s look back at past decades to see the best pick per round to create the absolute best draft class of the decade. This series will look at the drafts from the 1970s, […] The post NHL Draft Best Picks: 1980s appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.

Defending Big D

Wednesday Links: Revisiting the 2017 Draft

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via It’s Draft Eve, so let’s take a look back at perhaps the best class in franchise history. Plus, draft previews, historical hires, and more. With the 2022 NHL Draft tomorrow, let’s take a moment to look back at the 2017 Draft from five years ago, when the Dallas Stars selected what might be the greatest draft class in franchise history. The Stars’ haul was headlined, obviously, by Miro Heiskanen with the 3rd overall pick. Heiskanen has already emerged as a number one defensemen, but the Stars were almost scared off from him due to...

The Hockey Writers

5 Things to Watch for With the Islanders 2022 Draft

The NHL Entry Draft is this week starting, with the first round on Thursday in Montreal. The New York Islanders have the 13th overall pick and enter the draft with…

Fear The Fin

2022 NHL Draft: Potential late-round gems

Photo by Christopher Mast/ Is there more to a ranking than meets the eye? All eyes are on Montreal for the 2022 NHL Draft, with the focal point of attention being the variety of players who can go in the first round. However, there are still a number of players who will develop just as well (if not better) after being selected in later rounds, and the San Jose Sharks have been known to hit gold in the back end of the draft. With such a large pool of talent coming up in this draft class, it’s only natural that gems will emerge in unexpected places. Here are four...


Senators 2022 Draft Preview: Ottawa could parlay picks into NHL-ready players

Just two years ago, the Ottawa Senators were all about their high draft picks. This time around, the question is less about who they might draft, versus will they keep it.  The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


UPPERDECK DRAFT: ‘You got a Gretzky card?’

Colby Armstrong sits down with many of the top NHL Draft prospects to discuss their favourite cards pulled or owned, and who they are looking most forward to playing against in the NHL one day. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


UPPER DECK DRAFT: Opening hockey card packs with 2022 NHL Draft prospects

Colby Armstrong sits down with many of the top 2022 NHL Draft prospects to discuss their hockey card collections while growing up, and to open up some Upper Deck packs and see who they got. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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Canadiens Draft Decision Could Open Trade Market

Things seem awfully quiet on the trade market in advance of the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft. Although teams are talking trying to see what’s available, nothing huge has happened…

Eyes On The Prize

2022 NHL Mock Draft: Canadiens select Mattias Hävelid 33rd overall

The official list of 32 first-round picks is complete, but we decided to take a look at which player could start things off on day two. The annual SB Nation NHL Mock Draft covers the opening round of the entry draft, this year comprising 32 prospects for the first time, after the Arizona Coyotes were forced to forfeit their pick ahead of last year’s 32-team event. That locks in the choices that will be referenced by the various sites now and in the future. However, since the Montreal Canadiens hold the first pick for Round 2, and will have significant time to debate the...

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Revisiting the Edmonton Oilers’ Dubious 2012 Draft After 10 Years

The 2022 NHL Draft is nearly here, and chatter around who the Edmonton Oilers will pick with their 29th overall selection on Thursday (July 7) is starting to pick up.…

A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens: Examining Possible Trade-Up Scenarios For Habs at NHL Draft

The Montreal Canadiens hold the first overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. They also hold just about every other pick in the second through seventh rounds. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but the Canadiens do have a total of 14 picks, including the first, 26th and 33rd overall selections. They also have […] Montreal Canadiens: Examining Possible Trade-Up Scenarios For Habs at NHL Draft - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

All About The Jersey

2022 NHL Mock Draft Roundup: Majority Picks Juraj Slafkovsky for New Jersey

Many mock drafts have the Devils taking Slafkovsky. | Photo by Joshua Bessex/NHLI via The New Jersey Devils currently own the second overall pick in the 2022 NHL Draft. Who could they take? A review of 30 mock drafts showed a majority picking Juraj Slafkovsky to New Jersey. Read on to see who else they picked in the top 5 and a summary of those mocks. The 2022 NHL Draft will take place tomorrow. While the offseason began for teams like the New Jersey Devils back at the beginning of May, this is the first major event of the offseason. Most understand and know that...

Union and Blue

2022 CBJ Draft Options: Making a Trade

Yesterday we took a look at some options for making picks at the 2022 NHL Draft. Today, we’ll look at what may happen if the Columbus Blue Jackets decide to trade one or more of their picks for immediate help. I certainly won’t claim to have any insider information here, but rumors abound that the […] 2022 CBJ Draft Options: Making a Trade - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Hockey Writers

Top Canadiens Keys to Success at 2022 NHL Entry Draft

No one will know if their 2022 NHL Entry Draft was a success for years. Montreal Canadiens GM Kent Hughes at least gets a head start.

Pension Plan Puppets

2022 NHL Draft Profiles: 7th-Round Goalie Targets

Photo by Mark LoMoglio/NHLI via Looking at some goalies who may be interesting as late round swings for the Maple Leafs Goalies are the great unknown for hockey fans. Trying to watch a goalie and know if he’s good or bad, or what they do to be good or bad, is difficult for most people. Fans will argue all the time about if a goal that happened was a goalie’s fault or not. Finding a good goalie is not easy, especially for Toronto it seems. They’ve been pretty good at trying to find goalies not just through the draft, but through undrafted free agents as well. But...

Canes Country

Storm Advisory 7/6/22: NHL Daily News, Links and Roundup

Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports It’s been a groundbreaking week in the world of hockey. In Case You Missed It Canes Prospects’ 2022 Mock Draft(s) Draft Scouting Report: Rieger Lorenz About Last Season: Jordan Martinook About Last Season: Teuvo Teravainen Reading Assignments Tuesday was a great day for hockey, as Mike Grier became the first Black GM in NHL history as he was announced as the GM of the San Jose Shark. [NHL] Mike Grier with his family pic.twitter.com/nXAOKjE5tO— Curtis Pashelka (@CurtisPashelka) July 5, 2022 In other great hockey news,...

Editor In Leaf

3 Hypothetical Trades Involving Toronto Maple Leafs 1st Round Pick

The Toronto Maple Leafs should trade their first-round pick this year in order to make a big splash this offseason. As it currently stands, the Toronto Maple Leafs have three picks in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, including the 25th overall pick. I understand that you need draft picks to develop in your system, but […] 3 Hypothetical Trades Involving Toronto Maple Leafs 1st Round Pick - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Hockey Writers

NHL Rumors: Oilers, Blue Jackets, Stars, Red Wings, Maple Leafs

In today’s NHL rumors rundown, just one day out from the first round of the NHL Entry Draft, there is plenty of talk and speculation surrounding a number of teams.…

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Capitals Must Use 2022 NHL Draft To Restock Prospect Pipeline

It feels as though the Washington Capitals are inching towards a rebuild. In the wake of a fourth consecutive first-round playoff exit, general manager Brian MacLellan is staring an offseason…

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Boston Bruins’ Top 5 Draft Picks of the Don Sweeney Era

After agreeing to a multi-year contract extension on June 27 to return as general manager (GM) of the Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney made his first big offseason move under his…

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Canucks J.T. Miller Trade Package Showdown: Rangers vs. Devils

As we inch closer and closer to the 2022 NHL Draft in Montreal, trade rumors and speculation have started to ramp up. Now that Brock Boeser has been re-signed, the…

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Oilers News & Rumors: Keith, Puljujarvi, Campbell, Giroux, Kessel

In an Edmonton Oilers news and rumors update, there is a lot of talk surrounding the Edmonton Oilers heading into the NHL Entry Draft and NHL Free Agency. As the…

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Maple Leafs First Round Pick is a No-Brainer

No player who is the key to getting out of the first round of the playoffs will be available to the Toronto Maple Leafs during the draft. Perhaps a pick…


The Penguins should try to trade their first pick one way or another

Photo by Ryan Yorgen/NHLI via By either adding an NHL player or moving back for more picks, that is where the pick’s value probably sits. It is not very often that the Pittsburgh Penguins have a first-round draft pick. Given their consistent “win-now” approach over the past 15 years that pick has more often than not been used as a trade chip to add pieces to the NHL roster, and on the occasion that it has been kept, they usually very quickly trade that prospect. It is really difficult to argue with the results of that. Since 2005 the Penguins have been the most...

Hockey Wilderness

Prospects the Wild could select at 24th overall

Photo by Mike Mulholland/ With the second of Minnesota’s first-round picks, there are some options. Don’t panic. We all know the 2022 NHL Draft is happening in less than 48 hours from when this was published, but we are trying to get you all covered and knowledgeable as best as we can by throwing some names out there and making you look smart for knowing stuff about these teenaged hockey players. We already covered some names that the Minnesota Wild could select with the 19th overall pick, so even if some of those names are available at no. 24, we won’t repeat...

The Canuck Way

Will the Canucks trade Tyler Myers?

The draft is right around the corner for the Vancouver Canucks. After July 7 and 8, the Canucks may look pretty different. There has been a lot of buzz and speculation surrounding the team right now. Many of that involves J.T. Miller but there has been another player whose name has been brought up in […] Will the Canucks trade Tyler Myers? - The Canuck Way - The Canuck Way - A Vancouver Canucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Eyes On The Prize

Draft profile: Filip Bystedt has the size, but can he round out his game?

Photo by Kevin Hoffman/NHLI via The Swede has key improvements to make to get to the next level. Filip Bystedt has the one thing that makes scouts take notice right away: size. His canvas is large, and it has people wondering whether he will end up becoming a masterpiece. There are some real question marks to his game, but he’s not merely a big body either. Bystedt has some intriguing skills that may make a team look very smart for taking a chance on him in the first two rounds. Birthplace: Linköping, SwedenDate of birth: February 4, 2004Shoots: LeftPosition:...

Second City Hockey

Morning Bag Skate: 7-6-22

Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios via Studios/ A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Recapping Seth Jones’ impressive debut season with the Blackhawks (SCH) Even if Blackhawks trade rights to Strome, Kubalik, they won’t get much back (Sun-Times) Where do Riley Stillman and Caleb Jones fit in the Blackhawks rebuild? (SCH) Column: Blackhawks’ clock hinges on Alex DeBrincat’s status — and trading him could have huge repercussions (Tribune) Blackhawks draft primer: What we’re...

Buffalo Sabres win 2018 NHL Draft Lottery

Watch as the Buffalo Sabres beat out the Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes to win the 2018 NHL Draft lottery. ----------------------------------------------

Senators, Sabres most desperate teams in Rasmus Dahlin sweepstakes?

Good show discussion with guest host Matthew Barnaby on why the Ottawa Senators and the Buffalo Sabres are the two most desperate teams for the first overall pick at the 2018 NHL Draft.

Predators salute Neal, Golden Knights' Karlsson scores seconds later

The Nashville Predators gave an ovation to James Neal, who played three seasons with the team before being acquired by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft. William Karlsson then scores on the power play.