Kukla's Korner

Abel to Yzerman

Open Post- 2021 NHL Draft

The NHL Draft begins at 8:00pm ET on ESPN2, SN, SN NOW, and TVAS.

The Wings have the 6th and 22nd picks in the 1st round.

Turning this over to you for your comments and have some fun tonight.

added 10:49pm, Detroit's press release on Edvinsson below.

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today selected defenseman Simon Edvinsson in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.

Edvinsson is a 6-foot-4, 198-pound blueliner who hails from Kungsbacka, Sweden, and saw time in three different leagues during the 2020-21 campaign. Edvinsson primarily played for Frolunda HC – the same organization that was home to Detroit’s fourth overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, Lucas Raymond – where he started the season with the club’s under-20 team and contributed six points (1-5-6), a plus-four rating and 10 penalty minutes in 14 games. He then made his professional debut by skating in 14 games with second-tier Vasteras IK where he logged five assists, before graduating to Frolunda’s Swedish Hockey League team where he appeared in 10 games and notched one assist. Edvinsson captured a bronze medal with Sweden to finish the season, picking up four points (1-3-4) in seven games at the 2021 IIHF World Under-18 Championship to lead the team’s defensemen in scoring.

The 18-year-old blueliner has developed in Frolunda’s system for the past three seasons. Edvinsson has totaled 12 points (1-11-12), a plus-seven rating and 20 penalty minutes in 22 games at the Swedish under-20 level in addition to 25 points (6-19-25), a plus-39 rating and 14 penalty minutes in 37 games on the under-17 circuit. In 2018-19, Edvinsson helped Frolunda’s under-18 club capture a league championship. Edvinsson additionally represented his country at the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, racking up five assists in five games.

 
 
 

Filed in: | Abel to Yzerman | Permalink
 

Comments

 1 2 3 >  Last ›      Next »

Paul's avatar

Just dropping in to thank many of the 19 for donating in the on-going KK Donation Drive.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/23/21 at 07:26 PM ET

SYF's avatar

I’ll be late joining in, so hopefully, when I log back on, I’ll see that:

1)  Yzerman pulls off the shocker of the NHL draft that will forever impact the NHL for the rest of the existence of the NHL!!!; or
2)  Just a normal draft day for the Wings drafting team.

Either way, I hope the #6 pick is amazing.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 07/23/21 at 07:40 PM ET

BIGFOOT88's avatar

You’re totally welcome Pauly !

Just sitting here wishing and hoping that Wings select McTavish ...But knowing damn well Stevie gonna do what Stevie does ! 

Which means we really have NO idea what’s in store tonight ...

BIGFOOT

Posted by BIGFOOT88 on 07/23/21 at 07:41 PM ET

Paul's avatar

/hey wait a minute BFOOT, my mother was the only person to call me that.  But recently my significant other has stated calling me that too, now you!

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/23/21 at 07:43 PM ET

BIGFOOT88's avatar

Sorry Dude - I will stand down, if it offends….

I have great pal that I have called Pauly forever….so it’s a “nick-name of love” !  Ha !

BIGFOOT

Posted by BIGFOOT88 on 07/23/21 at 07:51 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Thank you for doing this Paul! If money waa no object there would be much more for you.  Love this place and all the 19. We are the Redwings fans!

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/23/21 at 07:52 PM ET

Paul's avatar

You’re fine BFOOT.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/23/21 at 07:53 PM ET

The Meal's avatar

Seth Jones to the Blackhawks?

Posted by The Meal from Firestone, CO on 07/23/21 at 07:54 PM ET

BIGFOOT88's avatar

...and on another topic….

ARE YOU TELLING ME PAULY THAT ONLY (19) “awesome Wings fans” pitched in some cash ??  Man, that’s disappointing ....

C’mon fellas ! - It doesn’t matter how much you contribute to “the cause”...even a little bit helps defer costs etc…

BIGFOOT

Posted by BIGFOOT88 on 07/23/21 at 07:58 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Paulie may have moved slow, but that’s only because Paulie didn’t have to move for anybody.

https://youtu.be/0MCNd7ZYMh4

Posted by RWBill on 07/23/21 at 07:59 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Someone here explai 19 to BIGFOOT, he is new but active, thanks.

RWB, you forgot, Yo, Paulie!

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/23/21 at 08:01 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

ARE YOU TELLING ME PAULY THAT ONLY (19) “awesome Wings fans” pitched in some cash ??  Man, that’s disappointing ....

BIGFOOT

Posted by BIGFOOT88 on 07/23/21 at 07:58 PM ET

“The 19” is slang for the group that hangs out around here, as coined by the blog creator IWOCPO, a.k.a. “Master Chief Petty Officer” Bill H.

 

Posted by RWBill on 07/23/21 at 08:02 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

It is a tribute to The Captain and also coincidentally a number that seems to appear a lot.

Posted by RWBill on 07/23/21 at 08:07 PM ET

Paul's avatar

BIGF… this will help you out when it comes to A2Y.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/23/21 at 08:11 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

What was the Jones trade?  I just missed it.

Posted by Hootinani on 07/23/21 at 08:11 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

What time are these dudes going to turn it over to Bettman so we can get this show on the road?  Would be nice if I could get a CBC broadcast.  Maybe if I search online, but not that motivated.

Posted by RWBill on 07/23/21 at 08:11 PM ET

The Meal's avatar

Sportsnet.ca live blog: “Blackhawks secure Seth Jones, shell out big bucks
National Trade Day is in full effect.

Seth Jones became the latest quality player dealt is a hectic 12 hours of NHL transactions.

 

The top-pairing, right-shot defenceman will unite with brother Caleb Jones on the Chicago Blackhawks.

 

Seth is entering the final season of a deal that pays him $5.4 million but will be in line for a significant raise next summer.

 

Chicago came to an agreement to extend Jones right away to an eight-year deal worth $76 million.

 

Jones cannot officially sign until July 28. The contract will make him the third-highest-paid defenceman in the league.

 

Chicago will also receive the final pick of the first round (Tampa Bay’s) and a sixth-rounder.

 

Going to the Columbus Blue Jackets is Adam Boqvist, the 11th-overall pick, a second-rounder, plus a 2022 first-rounder.

 

Whoa, nelly.

 

The 20-year-old Boqvist is also a right-shot D-man believed to have a high ceiling. He still has one more season remaining on his entry-level contract.

 

Thanks to its selling of Nick Foligno and David Savard at the deadline, Columbus now owns picks 5, 12, and 25 in Round 1.

 

Jones reportedly told Columbus he would only sign an extension with either Dallas or Chicago. The Stars dropped out of the race, so Jarmo Kekalainen focused on Chicago to get the deal done.

 

Jones, 26, was a fourth-overall pick by Nashville in 2013. He has amassed 286 points in 580 games from the back end, but is actually coming off a disappointing campaign in which he was a career-worst minus-18 and saw his production slip for a tumbling Jackets group.

 

A big swing by Chicago here, but Jones can carry a heavy workload and be a Norris candidate when at the top of his game.”

Posted by The Meal from Firestone, CO on 07/23/21 at 08:12 PM ET

Paul's avatar

BIGF… this will help you out when it comes to A2Y.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/23/21 at 08:12 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

What time are these dudes going to turn it over to Bettman so we can get this show on the road?  Would be nice if I could get a CBC broadcast.  Maybe if I search online, but not that motivated.

Posted by RWBill on 07/23/21 at 08:11 PM ET

I almost VPN’d a TSN broadcast, but I got lazy.

Posted by Hootinani on 07/23/21 at 08:13 PM ET

Paul's avatar

RALEIGH, NC – Don Waddell, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has acquired Chicago’s second-round pick (44th overall) in the 2021 NHL Draft in exchange for defenseman Jake Bean.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/23/21 at 08:14 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Thanks TM, thats a helluva package for Jones.

Posted by Hootinani on 07/23/21 at 08:15 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Howdy to all the 19 oot there. Looking forward to some more Yzermagic happenings tonite.
Looks like the slackhawks are tying up another big contract which will cause them to try to get by with less for the depth players all teams require. Toranah copycats.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 07/23/21 at 08:16 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

The garden gnome…. Booooooooo!

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 07/23/21 at 08:19 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Posted by cigar_nurse from On LTIR for the Greenville Pylons on 07/23/21 at 08:16 PM ET

Good to see you CG!

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/23/21 at 08:23 PM ET

calquake's avatar

You would think, after all these years, the Gnome wouldn’t look so wooden.

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 07/23/21 at 08:23 PM ET

damndog revenge   From the bowels of Detroit's avatar

Owen Power number 1

Posted by damndog revenge From the bowels of Detroit on 07/23/21 at 08:24 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

New buzz phrase “High leverage minutes”

Posted by Hootinani on 07/23/21 at 08:26 PM ET

BIGFOOT88's avatar

HA HA!—OH NO.. sorry guys, i was just trying to stir up some more cash for Pauly !!!

all good !  Love all you guys’ commentary always !!

BIGFOOT

Posted by BIGFOOT88 on 07/23/21 at 08:27 PM ET

Avatar

First 2 picks no surprises

Posted by VPalmer on 07/23/21 at 08:29 PM ET

The Meal's avatar

The draft starts now.

Posted by The Meal from Firestone, CO on 07/23/21 at 08:30 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Holy hell, is she the new Douche Canoe?

Posted by Hootinani on 07/23/21 at 08:30 PM ET

calquake's avatar

Holy hell, is she the new Douche Canoe?

I believe that would be “Douchette Canoe”

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 07/23/21 at 08:33 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

I believe that would be “Douchette Canoe”

lol, I was trying to keep it gender neutral for inclusivity purposes

Posted by Hootinani on 07/23/21 at 08:33 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

One hopeful down

Posted by Hootinani on 07/23/21 at 08:36 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

I believe that would be “Douchette Canoe”

lol, I was trying to keep it gender neutral for inclusivity purposes

Posted by Hootinani on 07/23/21 at 08:33 PM ET

Have to get used to a new set of commenters now.  Growing a dislike already lol.

Posted by RWBill on 07/23/21 at 08:37 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Growing a dislike already lol.

Its what ESPN is good at.

Posted by Hootinani on 07/23/21 at 08:39 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

Wolverine #3

Posted by RWBill on 07/23/21 at 08:42 PM ET

calquake's avatar

The Gnome looks as stiff as Ed Sullivan used to. “We have a really big shew for you tonight.”

Posted by calquake from Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst on 07/23/21 at 08:43 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

The Gnome looks as stiff as Ed Sullivan used to. “We have a really big shew for you tonight.”

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 07/23/21 at 08:43 PM ET

The tin man needs a heart

Posted by Hootinani on 07/23/21 at 08:44 PM ET

RWBill's avatar

The Gnome looks as stiff as Ed Sullivan used to. “We have a really big shew for you tonight.”

Posted by calquake from a.k.a. Shakeandquake, beginning to feel hopeful on 07/23/21 at 08:43 PM ET

Was watching some clips of his show recently.  He really wasn’t very glib or smooth.

Posted by RWBill on 07/23/21 at 08:46 PM ET

 1 2 3 >  Last ›      Next »

Add a Comment

Please limit embedded image or media size to 575 pixels wide.

Add your own avatar by joining Kukla's Korner, or logging in and uploading one in your member control panel.

Captchas bug you? Join KK or log in and you won't have to bother.

Smileys

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Feed

Most Recent Blog Posts

About Abel to Yzerman

Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977.  No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y.  Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation.  There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature.  Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome: wphoulihan@gmail.com