Category Archives: NHL Draft

Devils pick Nico Hischier #1 overall

After nearly two months of speculation, rumors and hype – finally it was time for Ray Shero and the Devils to choose between Nico or Nolan.  Although the initial pre-draft hype had Wheat Kings center Nolan Patrick being the top-rated … Continue reading

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Devils win lottery that shocks the NHL

Well I can safely say I didn’t see THIS coming. In the most unpredictable draft lottery in history, none of the bottom three teams stayed in the top three draft slots after the NHL’s trio of lotteries and it was … Continue reading

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Rangers draft six and acquire Nick Holden, uncertain future remains

The Rangers did okay with their six draft picks going for 2 D, 3 F and a goalie. But what exactly is the plan to improve the team? Continue reading

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Devils complete draft weekend with ten additions

Going into this weekend’s draft the Devils had nine picks for the seven rounds of the NHL draft, and after yesterday’s minor trade down with Ottawa they added a tenth pick.  After all the speculation on what the Devils would … Continue reading

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Devils trade down, select McLeod at 12

After Day One of the NHL Draft, there were no surprise moves from GM Ray Shero – yet.  With six rounds (and nine picks for the Devils) left today and free agent ‘interviews’ starting at midnight this morning, there should be more … Continue reading

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Devils quietly prepare for offseason

Perhaps the best thing about the playoffs finally ending is that teams can begin their offseason moves in earnest.  With the draft next weekend and free agency in two weeks, we’ll finally get some clues as to what GM Ray … Continue reading

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Leafs win the NHL Draft Lottery

In no surprise to anyone who was paying close attention, the Maple Leafs won the NHL Draft Lottery. Held prior to Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinal between the Penguins and Capitals, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly read off … Continue reading

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2016 NHL draft lottery crucial for many

Tonight before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semis between the Capitals and Penguins on NBC at 8 PM (I refuse to call it the Metro division final with the Isles still in the playoffs), comes the long-anticipated NHL draft … Continue reading

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Devils post-draft and pre-FA musings

Between the schedule coming out last week, the NHL Draft taking place on Friday and Saturday, impending Free Agency starting Wednesday this week and the Devils season ticket holder Q/A with GM Ray Shero and coach John Hynes today (more on … Continue reading

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Rangers acquire Raanta from Blackhawks

Before Day 2 of the NHL Draft wrapped up, Rangers general manager Glen Sather stayed busy. After dealing Carl Hagelin and Cam Talbot, he was able to find Henrik Lundqvist’s new backup acquiring Antti Raanta from the Blackhawks in exchange … Continue reading

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