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 11:55AM
Let's be honest, every guy and girl has thought about trading up!
You think your wife/girlfriend or husband/boyfriend's expiry date is past due and the hot guy/girl at the bar is going to make your life instantly better and hotter. Don't lie, you've all thought that at some point. Most of you have realized that it was a ridiculous thought and made the right choice to go home, but some of you have given in to the allure of lust, ecstacy and instant gratification.
Will some GMs be seduced into overpaying to move up a few spots on Friday?
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 23 2011 10:03AM
I know the hockey world is swamped with mock drafts and top-30 lists at the moment, but I thought I’d add one more – mine. This is not a mock draft; rather, this is how I rank the players I feel are the top-30 prospects for tomorrow’s draft.