June 24 2011 11:40AM
ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- One Ryan or two? Maybe none?
June 23 2011 04:01PM
ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins faced a horde of reporters at a meet-and-greet luncheon with NHL media today and the talented centre from the Red Deer Rebels ticked off all the right boxes in terms of saying the right things about the likelihood -- certainty -- he'll be drafted first overall by the Edmonton Oilers Friday.
June 23 2011 12:05PM
ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- Talk persists that Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini is determined to acquire a second top-10 pick in the first round of Friday's NHL Entry Draft. While his intent seems clear, the question is how he accomplishes it.
June 23 2011 10:41AM
ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- Here, based on the order of selection at the time of writing today -- an order that's guaranteed to change by Friday morning when all the wheeling and dealing is done -- is how I see the first round of the NHL Entry Draft unfolding at the Xcel Energy Center.
June 22 2011 12:22PM
ST. PAUL, Minnesota -- I don't imagine Steve Tambellini's flight had been on the tarmac for very long when his phone started ringing. I don't expect it'll stop until he selects Ryan Nugent-Hopkins with the first pick of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft Friday.