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Entry Draft Notes

MONTREAL (June 27, 2009)—The 2009 NHL Entry Draft concluded this afternoon with a total of 210 players selected from 11 countries. Following is a breakdown of 2009 Entry Draft selections by birthplace:

Canada         102
United States   55
Sweden         24
Finland       10
Russia         7
Slovakia       5
Czech Republic   3
Belarus       1
Denmark       1
Germany       1
United Kingdom   1
Total         210

TRANSACTIONS SUMMARY FOR SATURDAY, JUNE 27

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Now The Fun Starts

With the draft completed, we now look forward to teams trying to sign their own UFAs and all the chatter that comes ahead of July 1st.

It is an exciting time for hockey fans and we here at KK will be providing you with the latest hockey news.

Thanks to Erin, Patrick and SENSHobo for providing live coverage from Montreal and to Alanah for all her work at KK yesterday.

Remember to check back often, you never know when news will break!

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NHL Draft: First Round Picks

The NHL Draft is set to start momentarily. We’ll be posting the picks live on this post, through the first round. (Other developing news will be provided on separate posts, though.)

Ready, set, DRAFT!

1. New York Islanders: John Tavares (video with NHL.com)
2. Tampa Bay Lightning: Victor Hedman
3. Colorado Avalanche: Matt Duchene
4. Atlanta Thrashers: Evander Kane
5. Los Angeles Kings: Brayden Schenn

(Note: A pick trade—#16 and #77 for #26, #37, 62 and #92—between Columbus Blue Jackets and the NYI.)

6. Phoenix Coyotes:  Oliver Ekman-Larsson
7. Toronto Maple Leafs: Nazem Kadri
8. Dallas Stars: Scott Glennie
9. Ottawa Senators: Jared Cowen
10. Edmonton Oilers: Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson
11. Nashville Predators: Ryan Ellis

(Note: A pick trade—Minnesota Wild trades #12 to NYI for #16, #77, #182.)

12. New York Islanders: Calvin DeHaan
13. Buffalo Sabres: Zack Kassian
14. Florida Panthers: Dmitry Kulikov
15. Anaheim Ducks: Peter Holland
16. Minnesota Wild:  Nick Leddy
17. St. Louis Blues: David Rundblad
18. Montreal Canadiens: Louis Leblanc
19. New York Rangers: Chris Kreider

(Note: A pick trade—Calgary trades #20 for #23 and #84 from New Jersey Devils.)

20. New Jersey Devils: Jacob Josefson

Jordan Schroeder

21. Columbus Blue Jackets: John Moore
22. Vancouver Canucks: Jordan Schroeder
23. Calgary Flames: Tim Erixon
24. Washington Capitals: Marcus Johansson
25. Boston Bruins: Jordan Caron
26. Anaheim Ducks: Kyle Palmieri
27. Carolina Hurricanes: Philippe Paradis
28. Chicago Blackhawks: Dylan Olsen

(Note: A pick trade—Detroit trades #29 for #32 and #75 from Tampa.)

29. Tampa Bay Lightning: Carter Ashton
30. Pittsburgh Penguins: Simon Despres

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*original post time 7:02pm et

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Latest “Scuttlebutt” on the Top-3

From Michael Russo (of Minnesota’s Star-Tribune ) Twitter feed:

Scuttlebutt is Duchene goes 1 to Isles, meaning Hedman goes 2 to Tampa and the Colorado Avalanche - rivals Avs - luck into Tavares at 3

added 6:12pm (Paul), from Greg Logan of Newsday,

The Islanders will ignore the pleas from the majority of their fan base and bypass center John Tavares in favor of Brampton center Matt Duchene in tonight’s NHL Draft, according to sources familiar with the Colorado Avalanche, who hold the No. 3 pick in the draft.

A well-informed NHL source also told Newsday the Islanders received what was described as a “significant offer” for the No. 1 pick, but general manager Garth Snow turned it down. The team making the offer was not identified.

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The Official Cap Number

from the CP via the Globe and Mail,

The NHL’s salary cap is on the rise.

Deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed Friday that next year’s cap will go up by $100,000 to $56.8-million in 2009-10.

Part of the reason for the growth is that the NHL Players’ Association decided to invoke a five per cent inflator, which was negotiated as part of the collective bargaining agreement.

added 4:21pm,

TORONTO/NEW YORK (June 26, 2009)—The National Hockey League Players’ Association and the National Hockey League announced today that the Team Payroll Range established for the 2009-10 League Year, pursuant to the Collective Bargaining Agreement, provides for a Lower Limit of $40.8 million, an Adjusted Midpoint of $48.8 million and an Upper Limit of $56.8 million.

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Follow TSN

TSN is using Cover It Live to blog on draft day.

They have started and a good way to follow all the action.

Plus don’t forget SENShobo is doint the same at his blog on KK.

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The Draft As A Measuring Stick For Major Junior Leagues

from Gare Joyce at Sportsnet,

The NHL draft is intended to cure what ails sickly NHL also-rans. That much is plain. It’s also the best measure of the health of the major junior leagues.

The draft gives you a work-up on the vital signs of WHL, OHL and QMJHL and the most vital of all signs are the leagues’ top-end talent. If these leagues are attracting and developing elite teenagers, then all is well.

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Here All Day & Night

Some of the rumors from yesterday that proved to be false and please note, none were pointed out on KK… 

Bouwmeester Will Be Traded Thursday, Bouwmeester Gone Within 2 Hours, Bouwmeester Will Be Traded Tonight

Kaberle About to Move

Luongo Agrees To Contract Extension

When real news is about to break, we will be here, providing you with the information you seek and want.

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Hradek On The Second Game Of The Doubleheader

Pretty soon I am going to have to call him KK correspondent E.J. Hradek,

MONTREAL – The league’s idea to play a New Year’s Day outdoor doubleheader (one game at Boston’s Fenway Park; the second game at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium) appears to be dead. The management side of the competition committee opted against bringing the proposal up for a vote according to sources within the group.

One prominent insider, surprised by the turn of events, theorized that league execs might have gotten cold feet about the idea after getting some negative feedback from NBC, the league’s U.S. over-the-air network partner.

Apparently, the American network, which helped conceptualize the idea of the New Year’s Day event, might not want another outdoor game, on the same day, to distract attention from the Flyers-Bruins game at Fenway Park. NBC, which will televise the Boston game, almost certainly would have no desire to televise a second outdoor game featuring two Canadian-based franchises.

There is a possibility of a second outdoor event – featurning Canadian-based franchises – on another date during the season. TSN’s Bob McKenzie is reporting that event could include the Canadiens, who’ve been interested in a special event game to celebrate their 100th anniversary.

On a serious note, I appreciate E.J.Hrakek of ESPN The Magazine sending his take on any hockey topic my way.

 

 

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Looking At The Sale Of The Canadiens

from Sun Media,

The sale of the Montreal Canadiens to the Molson family continues to raise questions, with many believing the sale process happened too quickly.

Quebec’s Argent news agency has learned that the speed at which Gillett wanted to sell the team didn’t impress NHL brass, notably league commissioner Gary Bettman.

“Bettman wasn’t pleased with the first few steps in the selling (process),” a source said.

Sources close to the sale suggest Bettman put a halt to the whole process at one point in April to attempt to re-organize the situation. On May 4, Bettman is said to have invited prospective buyers of the team to New York to try and find out exactly what Gillett was seeking.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

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