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  1. 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Round 1: Lightning select RW Brett Connolly at #6

    Jun 25, 2010, 8:04 PM EDT

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    Round 1 – 6th overall Tampa Bay Lightning – Brett Connolly 6’2″, 181 lbs, Prince George (WHL) Steve Yzerman’s first draft pick as the general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning was a high-risk, high-reward move in the form of Connolly. Much like his (considerably) older brother Tim of the Buffalo Sabres, Brett is a…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Florida Panthers trade Keith Ballard to Vancouver Canucks for Steve Bernier, 25th pick

    Jun 25, 2010, 7:10 PM EDT

    The Florida Panthers traded defenseman Keith Ballard and prospect Victor Oreskovich to the Vancouver Canucks for big forward Steve Bernier, Michael Grabner and the 25th pick, reports George Richards of On Frozen Pond. New Panthers GM Dale Tallon is shuffling a lot of pieces around and this could be a sign of more things to…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. NHL provides plenty of fun for hockey fans outside the Staples Center

    Jun 25, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Being the last major event before the NHL goes into spectacle hibernation, it was nice to see that the league rolled out some state fair-like attractions to entertain children (plus man-children) and hockey fans alike. Young hockey fans could play a little street hockey in one spot, 2K Sports displayed its video game wares and…

  12. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Ballard trade close; Kaberle trade not so much

    Jun 25, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

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    The Florida Panthers appear to be close to trading defenseman Keith Ballard, and it seems that the St. Louis Blues are the other team involved. There have been several reports that trade sending Ballard to a Western team in very close, while Jeremy Rutherford seems certain that team is the Blues. We have no word…

  13. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: More on a potential Islanders trade

    Jun 25, 2010, 4:45 PM EDT

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    A trade involving their #5 draft pick, that is. Unless some odd act of mother nature occurs and Cam Fowler drops to the fifth spot, it seems to be an increasing likelihood that the New York Islanders trade out of their spot. They aren’t in dire need for one of the remaining top defensemen, and…

  14. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Oilers attempted to trade for #2 pick

    Jun 25, 2010, 4:20 PM EDT

    There’s been this undercurrent of a rumor the past few days (not all that crazy actually) that the Edmonton Oilers were hoping to make a play for the #2 overall pick in the draft, giving them the ability to draft both Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin at the same time. That would have been a…

  15. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Keith Ballard becoming a popular topic

    Jun 25, 2010, 4:04 PM EDT

    Over the past 12 hours or so one new named has cropped up in trade speculation, and this time these ‘rumors’ have some legs. The Florida Panthers have been active in Los Angeles (or at least trying to be) as they look to make some moves on draft day. It appears that defenseman Keith Ballard…

  16. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Ribeiro trade not 100% possibility

    Jun 25, 2010, 3:50 PM EDT

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    Over the past few days, the likelihood of a Mike Ribeiro trade has been steadily rising as the Stars continue their search for a top defenseman while attempting to shed some salary. With several of the centers that were supposedly available going off the market, it seemed that Ribeiro would be able to fetch even…

  17. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Festivities underway in Los Angeles

    Jun 25, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    The NHL Entry Draft is hours from going down, and amidst a flurry of trade and contracts talk the hockey crowds are starting to gather outside Staples Center. For those that haven’t been out here to Los Angeles before, I can’t imagine an odder choice for a place to hold the NHL draft but that…

  18. Flyers not ready to trade Hamhuis just yet

    Jun 25, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers traded for defenseman Dan Hamhuis with the intention of signing him to a contract before the NHL Draft. Well, the draft is tonight and it doesn’t appear the two sides are anywhere closer on a deal. With both sides saying they’d like contract in place before the draft, there’s been recent speculation…

  19. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Gudbranson poised for #3 pick, Isles trading down?

    Jun 25, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

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    I’m getting ready to head over to the Staples Center for tonight’s draft, but wanted to pass along a few more notes. First, it’s almost an absolute certainly that I’m confident in the order of the first three picks tonight. Taylor Hall will go 1st overall to Edmonton and then Tyler Seguin to Boston with…

  20. 2010 NHL Entry Draft: Columbus shopping 4th pick, Ribeiro trade still likely

    Jun 25, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT

    With news that Tim Thomas and Jason Spezza are looking less likely to be traded, the number of big moves we were expecting before (or after) the draft is dwindling. Teams are locking up their potential free agents and the big names that might have been traded appear to be staying put – for now.…

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