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  1. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Chicago, Florida dominate 2nd round

    Jun 26, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

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    We’re up bright and early on a cool Los Angeles morning, once again live from the draft floor here at the Staples Center. Once we get past the second round and into the third round, the draft will start to really fly and we’re expecting to get through five rounds today in under four hours.…

  2. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Jack Campbell – "This is a dream come true."

    Jun 26, 2010, 12:30 AM EDT

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    Jack Campbell knew he was going to be picked by the Dallas Stars. He may have been a bit unsure about it when defenseman Cam Fowler dropped unexpectedly to the Stars, but all along he just had the feeling that this was the organization he was going to. He couldn’t be happier. Campbell had a…

  3. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Record-tying 10 Americans drafted in 1st round

    Jun 26, 2010, 12:10 AM EDT

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    The Americans are starting to really take hold in the NHL, as we see more and more American players drafted every year. This year we thought we had seen a record 11 American players drafted in the first round, but officially it’s just a tie with the record of 10. From the NHL: There were…

  4. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Rights to Dan Hamhuis traded to Pittsburgh

    Jun 25, 2010, 11:05 PM EDT

    Paul Holmgren just announced to the media here at the draft that the Philadelphia Flyers have traded the negotiating rights to Dan Hamhuis to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a third round draft pick in the 2011 Entry Draft. So essentially, the Flyers traded away Ryan Parent for at 2011 third round draft pick.…

  5. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: First Round results

    Jun 25, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

    We’ll list all of the first round picks here at the top of the page. Click on the link for each pick for analysis and reaction to each selection. Here are the results of the first round: 1. Edmonton Oilers – Taylor Hall, LW 2. Boston Bruins – Tyler Seguin, C 3. Florida Panthers –…

  6. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Ducks select RW Emerson Etem at #29

    Jun 25, 2010, 10:59 PM EDT

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    Round 1 – 29th overall Anaheim Ducks – Emerson Etem 6′ 0″, 180 – Medicine Hat (WHL) The Anaheim Ducks have taken advantage of two players falling significantly and unexpectedly this evening, as first they selected Cam Fowler at #12 and then snagged WHL standout Emerson Etem at #29. Many had Etem going at least…

  7. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Coyotes select G Mark Visentin at #27

    Jun 25, 2010, 10:46 PM EDT

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    Round 1 – 27th overall Phoenix Coyotes – Mark Visentin Niagara (OHL) The Coyotes were one of the other teams in the draft that seriously needed to upgrade at goaltender (depth wise) and had a lot of interest in Jack Campbell. They settle instead for OHL goaltender Mark Visentin, who put up fairly decent numbers…

  8. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Flyers trading for Nabokov?

    Jun 25, 2010, 10:40 PM EDT

    Talking with’s Tim Panaccio (who is sitting next to me) we’ve learned that the Philadelphia Flyers are interested in acquiring the rights to goaltender Evgeni Nabokov from San Jose. This doesn’t mean that Nabokov is the next Flyers goaltender as the team is merely trying to get the rights to negotiate a contract with…

  9. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Blackhawks select RW Kevin Hayes at #24

    Jun 25, 2010, 10:17 PM EDT

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    Round 1 – 24th overall Chicago Blackhawks – Kevin Hayes 6′ 2″ 201 – Right Wing, Nobles High School Hayes is a big, burly winger with great scoring ability, who dominated during high school in Massachusetts. He’s a right winger, with a left handed shot who developed into more than just a goal scorer this…

  10. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Sabres select D Mark Pysyk at #23

    Jun 25, 2010, 10:11 PM EDT

    Round 1 – 23rd overall Buffalo Sabres – Mark Pysyk 6′ 1″, 174 lbs – Defenseman, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL) Mark Pysyk is a great skater, a great player with all of the “tools” to be truly special but he hasn’t exactly reached that point yet. Some feel that he just doesn’t have the mental…

  11. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Canadiens select D Jared Tinordi at #22

    Jun 25, 2010, 10:04 PM EDT

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    Round 1 – 22nd overall Montreal Canadiens – Jared Tinordi 6′ 5″, 205 lbs – Defenseman, USA U-18 The Canadiens go with a very American player with their first round selection at #22, a defensemen who emulates father Mark Tinordi’s playing style. He’s very big, he’s a good skater and he’s vicious, willing to put…

  12. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Penguins select Beau Bennett at #20

    Jun 25, 2010, 9:57 PM EDT

    Round 1 – 20th overall Pittsburgh Penguins – Beau Bennett 6′ 0″, 173 – Right Wing, Pintincton Bennett was shooting up draft boards the past few months, and some thought they would sneak into the first round. I doubt many though he’d go at #20, but the Penguins certainly feel confident that this prep school…

  13. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Predators select LW Austin Watson at #18

    Jun 25, 2010, 9:51 PM EDT

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    Round 1 – 18th overall Nashville Predators – Austin Watson 6′ 4″, 185 – Left Wing, Peterborough (OHL) Austin Watson is a player that didn’t really shine until he was traded mid season to Peterborough, and instantly scouts were able to see just how special he can be. He’s a big player and really knows…

  14. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Blues trade David Rundblad, make risky pick at #16

    Jun 25, 2010, 9:40 PM EDT

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    The St. Louis Blues wanted their man, and made sure they got one of the best players in this year’s draft by trading prospect David Rundblad to the Ottawa Senators in exchange for the 16th pick in the first round. That player: Vladimir Tarasenko, one of the most talented players available in the draft this…

  15. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Rangers select D Dylan McIlrath

    Jun 25, 2010, 8:34 PM EDT

    Round 1 – 10th overall New York Rangers – Dylan McIlrath6’2″, 212 lbs – Defenseman, Moose Jaw (WHL) The Rangers went with the meanest player in the draft, a big and towering defenseman who loves to punish anyone who comes near the net and is easily the most intimidating player in the draft. He’ll certainly…

  16. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Thrashers select C Alexander Burmistrov at #8

    Jun 25, 2010, 8:19 PM EDT

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    Round 1 – 8th overall Atlanta Thrashers – Alexander Burmistrov Center, Barrie (OHL) The Thrashers went with the smallest player in the draft (5-11, 147) but one has perhaps the rawest talent in the draft. He is somehow able to avoid the physicality of the OHL defensemen, avoid the big hits and do nothing but…

  17. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1:

    Jun 25, 2010, 8:14 PM EDT

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    Round 1 – 7th overall Carolina Hurricanes – Jeff Skinner 5′ 10″, 187 lbs – Right Wing, Kitchener (OHL) Some teams were afraid of his size, but not the Hurricanes. They liked Skinners incredible scoring ability and insane production in the OHL. After a few more years in the OHL, he has the potential to…

  18. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Islanders select RW Nino Niederreiter at #5

    Jun 25, 2010, 7:54 PM EDT

    Round 1 – 5th overall New York Islanders – Nino Niederreiter 6′ 1″ 201 lbs – Right Wing, Portland (WHL) With Cam Fowler there for the taking, the Islanders stuck with their guns and picked the guy they had wanted all along – Nino Niederreiter. The dynamic playmaker had seen his stock skyrocket the past…

  19. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Blue Jackets select C Ryan Johanson at #4

    Jun 25, 2010, 7:41 PM EDT

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    Round 1 – 4th overall Columbus Blue Jackets – Ryan Johanson 6′ 2″, 190 lbs, Portland (WHL) The Columbus Blue Jackets didn’t want to make this pick, but after taking several calls on the draft floor they never got the offer they so desperately wanted. So instead of taking Cam Fowler they throw a curveball…

  20. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Panthers select D Erik Gudbranson at #3

    Jun 25, 2010, 7:37 PM EDT

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    Round 1 – 3rd overallFlorida Panthers – 6′ 4″, 195 lbs – Defenseman, Kingston (OHL) This was expected, especially after the past few days we learned just how much the Panthers coveted this big, intimidating, and highly skilled defenseman. He’s big, good looking and a great players, the perfect fit for the Panthers as they…

  21. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Bruins select Tyler Seguin at #2

    Jun 25, 2010, 7:28 PM EDT

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    Round 1 – 2nd overall Boston Bruins – Tyler Seguin 6′ 1″, 172 lbs – Center, Plymouth (OHL) With the Oilers not surprising anyone, the Bruins settle for what many considered the best player in the draft anyways. What’s interesting is how the Bruins are already stacked at the center position and definitely preferred to…

  22. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Oilers select Taylor Hall at #1

    Jun 25, 2010, 7:17 PM EDT

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    Round 1 – 1st overall Edmonton Oilers – Taylor Hall 6′ 1″, 172 lbs – Left Wing, Windsor (OHL) This was the logical pick to make for Edmonton, as Hall was the consensus top player in the draft and is one heck of a dynamic scoring winger. Central scouting had dropped Hall down to #2…

  23. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Almost ready

    Jun 25, 2010, 6:50 PM EDT

    We’re just minutes from kicking off the draft, and we still don’t have any word on impending trades. We also have plenty of seats available.Now, they’re starting to fill in as we countdown the minutes to the first pick but this is a far cry from the atmosphere in Montreal. I wouldn’t have expected anything…

  24. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Don't expect a Toronto trade

    Jun 25, 2010, 5:53 PM EDT

    Tomas Kaberle has been a mainstay on the trade rumor mills all offseason, as the Maple Leafs look to move him before his NTC kicks in on July 1. Just don’t expect that trade to happen today. Brian Burke, talking to the media here in Los Angeles less than an hour before the draft kicks…

  25. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Intrigue between Boston and Edmonton

    Jun 25, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    Here are the facts: The Boston Bruins want Taylor Hall. He’s idolized the Bruins and Bobby Orr (he wears #4 for a reason) and the Bruins want him. They think he’d fit better on the team and while they’ll certainly love to have Seguin, they don’t have room for another center. Except the Oilers are…

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