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Video- TSN Mock Draft And Options For The Wings

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Craig Button of TSN says Trevor Zegras will be Detroit's pick at #6 on Friday.

Button does the full first round with Detroit mentions starting at the 6:10 mark on the video.



Below, Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News on all options for the Wings at the draft....

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Vote For The NHL Awards After The Playoffs?

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from Michael Traikos of the National Post,

The voting for the NHL Awards occurs before the playoffs begin, so you never know what’s going to happen after Game 82. But still, no one could have predicted how much the regular season differed from the post-season.

It raises the question: should we wait until the Stanley Cup is awarded to cast our ballots on who truly had the best season?

“Let’s be honest, this is a celebration of what went on in the regular season,” said Lightning head coach Jon Cooper, who is a finalist for the Jack Adams Trophy. “There’s only two teams that got to play all the way into June. Along the way, teams get knocked off. We were one of them. It just goes to show how hard it is to be there at the end.”

“I think it’s good that they vote on it right after,” said St. Louis’ Ryan O’Reilly, who won the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP and is also a finalist for the Selke Trophy as the league’s top defensive forward. “It’s a long season. I don’t think I think playoff performances could definitely impact your view on a guy, especially with what he’s done in the post-season.”


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Cody Ceci Could Be The Next Defenseman Traded

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from Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen,

In the past couple of days, defencemen Jacob Trouba and Olli Maatta — both selected in the first round of the 2012 NHL draft — have been traded from their original teams.

There’s now a distinct possibility Cody Ceci could be the next defenceman from that class to move on from where he started.

Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion said earlier this week that he has held talks with Ceci’s agent, J.P. Barry, about a potential extension — both short and long-term — but Dorion is also seriously exploring the trade market for the 25-year-old defenceman.

If the return is right, it could happen in and around this weekend’s NHL draft in Vancouver.

Ceci has had an intriguing history as a homegrown talent since being drafted by the Senators 15th overall seven years ago.

For all the high points and potential that came with his early success, the mere mention of Ceci’s name is enough to set off venom among some on social media, who have often unfairly targeted him as the whipping boy for everything and anything that has gone wrong on the Senators blueline for the past several seasons.


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Jeremy Jacobs Met With The Media Today

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from Rich Thompson of the Boston Herald,

The quality of the officiating in the NHL playoffs is a subject matter with staying power in the offseason.

“I think we’re professional sports and I think we suffer with what all professional sports are trying to get done,” Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, who serves on the NHL Board of Governors, said Tuesday at a Garden press conference.

“We are trying to be perfect without interfering with the game. We try and make all the correct judgments and it’s clear we are not there yet. That’s pretty vague but I’m going to stay that way.”

The Bruins were the victims of several dubious calls over the course of four series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes and St. Louis Blues.

Jacobs addressed the delicate balance of maintaining the integrity of play on the ice without saturating the game with endless video reviews that take away from fan enjoyment.

“I think we will see some real changes and I’m hopeful that we can do it better in a very quick way,” said Jeremy Jacobs. “It is important that this game not be interrupted but at what cost.”


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Red Wings Announce Development Camp Details

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DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today announced the schedule for their 2019 Development Camp, which will be held at the BELFOR Training Center inside Little Caesars Arena from June 25-29. The camp begins on Tuesday, June 25 and features on-ice skill development and off-ice workouts each day, ending with a three-on-three tournament on Friday, June 28 and a Red & White Game on Saturday, June 29.

The camp will be split into two teams, Team Howe and Team Lindsay, and will feature daily on-ice instruction and skill development from a team of coaches, led by the Red Wings player development staff. Attendees will also take part in NHL-level off-ice workouts and attend presentations designed to help players transition to professional hockey, while experiencing the state-of-the-art player amenities offered at Little Caesars Arena and receiving feedback from Red Wings coaches and management.

The Red Wings roster, which will be released following the 2019 NHL Entry Draft on June 21-22, will be comprised primarily of players selected by Detroit over the last several Entry Drafts, including 2018 first-round picks Filip Zadina and Joe Veleno, as well as signed free agent prospects and undrafted free agent invitees from collegiate, junior or European leagues. The Red Wings 2018-19 roster consisted of 15 players who had participated in at least one Development Camp over the last five seasons: Andreas Athanasiou, Tyler Bertuzzi, Dennis Cholowski, Christoffer Ehn, Kaden Fulcher, Joe Hicketts, Taro Hirose, Filip Hronek, Dylan Larkin, Anthony Mantha, Michael Rasmussen, Libor Sulak, Evgeny Svechnikov, Dominic Turgeon and Filip Zadina.


Tickets for development camp are free and available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis, by clicking here and using “PUBLIC” as the promo code. Fans may reserve up to six tickets for each day. A complete camp schedule is available below. Parking will be available in the Little Caesars Arena Garage for $7 per day.

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NHL Draft And Awards Show Coverage In The USA

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STAMFORD, Conn. – June 18, 2019 – American Jack Hughes and Finland’s Kaapo Kakko headline the class of the future NHL stars that will converge on Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C. in Canada this week, as NBC Sports presents live, exclusive coverage of first round of the 2019 NHL Draft this Friday, June 21, at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. ET with NHL Live.

In addition, NBCSN will televise the NHL Awards this Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET from Las Vegas, as the NHL celebrates the top performers of the 2018-19 season from the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets and connected TVs – will provide streaming coverage of the 2019 NHL Awards and 2019 NHL Draft.

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Afternoon Line- Sam Carchidi

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Video- Weird Stuff In the Playoffs

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Weird stuff happens even in the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final.

18 1/2 minutes of weirdness.


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San Jose Sharks Send Justin Braun To The Philadelphia Flyers

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added 11:52am, San Jose release is below.

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