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We’ll update this post with all the picks of the 1st round, as they happen. Plus an audio player will be added down below when the event begins, broadcasting everything live.
For other NHL draft resources, there are some links on this earlier post.
Note: The first round draft order listed below was accurate up to June 21st. We’ll make changes as needed.
Puck Daddy provides the video below, asking some top draft picks and “future millionaires” what their favorite NHL teams and jerseys were, growing up:
References for 2011 Entry Draft coverage today:
- NHL.com’s Draft Site
- The Hockey News
- TSN’s Draft Centre
- CBC’s Mock Draft
- Sportsnet.ca’s Draft Center
Not a comprehensive list by any means, but a good start, I hope.
It appears that fans of the new Winnipeg hockey team won’t have to wait much longer to find out the name of the team.
The club is expected to name its team just prior to making the 7th overall pick during tonight’s NHL Entry Draft…
According to Darren Dreger on Twitter:
...strong belief Wpg will name its team the Manitoba Jets. We’ll find out tonight.
Update 1:24pm ET: And a mere 10 minutes later, Dreger says it’s the Winnipeg Jets.
NEW YORK (June 22, 2011)—The Ottawa Senators hold a League-high 12 picks for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, to be held Friday, June 24 (round 1) and Saturday, June 25 (rounds 2-7) at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The Minnesota Wild, hosting the Entry Draft for the first time in franchise history, are scheduled to make their first selection in front of a hometown crowd with the 10th overall choice.
2011 NHL ENTRY DRAFT PICK SUMMARY (through June 21, 2011)
4. New Jersey
5. NY Islanders
From Craig Custance at Sporting News:
But the best part of the draft is the wheeling and dealing that happens when 30 NHL general managers gather in the same city. Last year, trade rumors surrounded eventual Conn Smythe winner Tim Thomas and Vancouver sent a huge package to Florida for Keith Ballard. Two years ago, Anaheim shipped Chris Pronger to the Flyers in a trade that catapulted the Flyers into Stanley Cup contention.
This weekend will be no different. Here’s what to look for this weekend in Minnesota beyond the draft picks:
The Ilya Bryzgalov watch...
read on for odds and ends on the Wings, Brad Richards and Jaromir Jagr
From the Calgary Herald:
Investigators have laid criminal charges against a Western Hockey League player involved in a fatal crash west of Calgary.
The 17-year-old player, whose identity is protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act, has been charged with impaired driving causing death, dangerous driving causing death and refusing to provide a breath sample. [...]
The Youth Criminal Justice Act also prevents publishing details of the team the accused played for, but he was widely expected to be selected in the early rounds of the NHL entry draft later this month.
NEW YORK/TORONTO – The National Hockey League Draft Drawing, a weighted system to determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, will take place Tuesday, April 12, at 8 p.m. ET.
The League, in cooperation with TSN, will unveil the results of the Draft Drawing live during a 30-minute program, produced and televised by TSN in Canada. The special presentation will also be simulcast on VERSUS.
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly will be live in TSN’s studio to reveal the order of selection for the top picks in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The Draft Drawing involves clubs that do not qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, or the clubs that acquired the first-round drafting positions of those non-playoff clubs.
Per NHL rules, the club selected in the Draft Drawing may not move up more than four positions in the draft order. Thus, the only clubs with the opportunity to receive the first overall selection are the five teams with the lowest regular-season point totals, or the clubs that acquired an eligible club’s first-round draft pick. No club will move down more than one position as a result of the Draft Drawing.
From Elliotte Friedman at CBC.ca:
While researching how different organizations approached scouting, several other teams ripped Buffalo’s approach. At the time, Golisano considered that self-serving, because those people stood to lose their jobs if “The Sabre Way” caught on. But, what interested me most was a common thread throughout many of those conversations. It went like this: “I’ll explain to you why video scouting is a bad idea. But, I’m not going to rip Darcy because he’s at the mercy of his owner.”
In the interview, Golisano didn’t exactly disprove that theory.
“These scouts are traveling all over the world. All these expenses, could they accomplish a lot more staying in one place with the use of video?” the owner said. “And they believe they can. If somebody interprets that as not being progressive and being regressive, that’s too bad. But we think we’re far more efficient and have a much better scouting organization than we did three years ago.”
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From the Miami Herald’s George Richards:
With the type of season the Florida Panthers went through last year, coach Pete DeBoer said one would have to expect plenty of changes.
Since finishing 14th in the Eastern Conference and last in the Southeast Division for the first time in franchise history, the Panthers brought in a general manager not afraid to shake things up.
You want change? Dale Tallon is ready to bring it.
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