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Times Herald

Jimmy Snuggerud’s shot could make him attractive draft pick for Sabres

MONTREAL – Nick Fohr looked down the ice that day early in the 2020-21 season and had no idea who was shooting pucks at the other end. “I’m like, ‘What is that down there?’” recalled Fohr, then an assistant coach at the U.S. National Team Development Program. The mechanics – the compact, quick release – looked familiar, just like Auston Matthews, a phenom he had coached years earlier. “I had to go down there ... Read the full article

Canes Country

Canes Prospects’ 2022 Mock Draft(s)

Photo by Zack Brame/NHLI via Draft season brings new excitement to the fan base as the team prepares to welcome eight new selections to the organization this week. Mock drafts are always fun, and even if you don’t get a single player right, they’re still a lot of fun to build. I have three separate mock drafts that I’m going to go into detail. Two are from Draft Prospects Hockey’s draft simulator and the other is from FC Hockey’s mock draft builder. Obviously, there will be differences in the rankings and how the computer simulates the drafts, which is what...

Silver Seven

2022 NHL Draft Profiles: Goalies

Photo by Chris Tanouye/ A look at the top-4 ranked goalies headed into the draft In the final installment of our draft preview series, we take a look at some of the top goalie prospects in the 2022 draft. While the Sens will probably not place a high priority on picking a goalie in the higher rounds, they very well could still have a goalie pick in the plan; especially considering the team’s future at the position is far from settled. The Senators opted to not use any of their 2021 picks on a goalie seeing as they had picked Finland’s Leevi Merilainen in 2020 and...

All About The Jersey

All About the Jersey Roundtable: Discussing the 2022 NHL Draft for the Devils

OK, he ended up being the staff’s pick too. | Photo by Joshua Bessex/NHLI via The 2022 NHL Draft begins this Thursday with the New Jersey Devils currently owning the second overall pick. The staff got together to answer the main questions surrounding the Devils and the pick in this roundtable post. The 2022 NHL Draft is this Thursday and Friday on July 7 and 8. The New Jersey Devils won the second overall pick at the 2022 NHL Draft Lottery. Regardless of what one thinks of this year’s draft class, that is a premium pick for any team to have. It is a pick where...

Toronto Star

Who will the Leafs target with their No. 25 pick in the NHL draft?

A look at seven possible players Toronto can select in the draft Thursday night.

Sportsnet.ca

Sportsnet’s 2022 NHL Mock Draft: Predicting how Round 1 will unfold

Which player will go No. 1 overall? Where will the first curve ball happen that shakes up the draft order? Sam Cosentino presents his 2022 NHL mock draft, where he predicts how Round 1 will unfold. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

The Hockey Writers

4 Takeaways From Canadiens’ Pre-Draft Media Availability

The 2022 NHL Draft is finally upon us as members from all 32 NHL teams begin arriving in Montreal for one of the biggest weeks on the hockey calendar. To…

Fear The Fin

2022 NHL Draft: 3 major questions facing Sharks

Photo by Steph Chambers/ We assume they already have directions on how to get there. With the NHL Draft this week, the San Jose Sharks have a ton of questions — excluding if a general manager will be in place by then, as the team is expected to name Mike Grier the organization’s next GM later today. The rookie manager should have it easy, though, as the three-headed conglomerate of Joe Will, Doug Wilson Jr. and Tim Burke have been around long enough to run a draft and know what types of players the organization should be targeting. When it comes to the actual picks,...

The Hockey Writers

4 Oilers’ Early Draft Steals of the Past 5 Years

The Edmonton Oilers know as well as the other top teams in the NHL that the draft is where you build a winning franchise. They have enjoyed a good amount…

Eyes On The Prize

Trades, not draft picks, may steal the show for the hometown Canadiens

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ There are plenty of whispers around this time of year. The 2022 NHL Draft starts on Thursday night, but the fireworks can come at any point as trade season is now open as well. The Montreal Canadiens are a team to watch, and not just because they have 14 draft picks including the #1 overall selection. With a new hockey executive staff, including general manager Kent Hughes, and a rebuild already started, there are reasons to believe there will be a lot of player movement. Now, to be clear, it isn’t realistic to expect all of these things...

The Hockey Writers

5 Ducks’ Draft Options at 10th Overall

The 2022 NHL Entry Draft is right around the corner and the Anaheim Ducks are expected to be quite busy. Currently armed with the 10th and 22nd overall picks, this…

The Hockey Writers

Bruins Path to a Successful 2022 NHL Draft

The 2022 NHL Entry Draft kicks off Thursday night at the Bell Centre in Montreal with the first round. The Boston Bruins are currently not scheduled to select on opening…

Union and Blue

2022 CBJ Draft Options: Using the Picks

The Blue Jackets picked Nikita Filatov sixth overall in 2008 We’re just two days away from the 2022 NHL Draft, which looks to be the jumping off point for a potentially crazy offseason. With two high picks (#6, #12 overall), the Blue Jackets will come in with a chance to add two more potential core […] 2022 CBJ Draft Options: Using the Picks - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Sportsnet.ca

‘A crazy experience’: Flames’ Mangiapane recalls NHL draft roller-coaster

Calgary Flames forward Andrew Mangiapane recalls being passed over during the 2014 NHL Draft and finally hearing his name called during the sixth round the following year. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs Have Choices at 25 In NHL Draft

In an all too familiar fashion, the Toronto Maple Leafs were eliminated from the playoffs without progressing past the first round. The only thing that can be done in a situation like this is to retool. The Toronto Maple Leafs don’t need to blow up the roster but they must make the right tweaks to […] Toronto Maple Leafs Have Choices at 25 In NHL Draft - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Sportsnet.ca

Meet the top NHL Draft prospects

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The Hockey Writers

2022 NHL Mock Draft – Hobson’s Take

Well folks, the 2022 Playoffs are officially over. The Stanley Cup has a new owner, and every team is now in offseason mode. And just like that, we’re already only…

The Hockey Writers

Canadiens Salary Cap Issues Will Force a Trade

Montreal Canadiens general manager (GM) Kent Hughes was joined by his special advisor, Vincent Lecavalier, for a press conference on July 4 in advance of the NHL Entry Draft being…

Sportsnet.ca

NHL Rumour Roundup: Giroux in Edmonton? Fleury a target for Toronto?

Two days away from the first in-person NHL Draft in three years and the rumour mill is kicking into full gear. Here is the latest buzz from around the league in the middle of a busy week. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune

NHL Draft: Teams weigh risks of selecting Russian prospects

The war in Ukraine has added an increasing level of uncertainty for NHL teams interested in drafting Russia-born prospects because of questions regarding their availability to play in North America.

The Hockey Writers

Cleveland Barons NHL Draft History

The NHL version of the Cleveland Barons was one of the shortest-lived teams in the history of the league. The franchise was originally part of “The Great Expansion” of 1967…

Sportsnet.ca

32 Thoughts Podcast: Will DeBrincat and Fleury have a new home next season?

Jeff and Elliotte go over a lot in a short amount of time including Mike Grier in San Jose as their next GM, Alex DeBrincat potentially on the move, Marc-André Fleury and the goalie situation in Toronto, and who will go first overall at the NHL Draft. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Detroit Free Press

Steve Yzerman on NHL draft: This is Detroit Red Wings' plan

Detroit Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman, July 5, 2022.       

Chicago Tribune

Ivan Fedotov, a top Philadelphia Flyers goalie prospect, is at a remote Russian military base, his agent says

The situation with Philadelphia Flyers goaltending prospect Ivan Fedotov has raised fresh concerns over whether Russian players will be willing or able to join NHL teams that draft them this week as the war in Ukraine continues.

St. Louis Game Time

Blues release preseason schedule

Photo by Norm Hall/NHLI via Just a little over two months to go until the Blues are back on the ice. The end of the Blues’ season in May and the start of the preseason in September sounds like it’s a gulf apart, but in reality, fans are pretty close to seeing the team back on ice. The first pre-season game is just two and a half months away, and camp starts before that. The regular season will be here before you know it. Hell, Thursday night is the draft and free agency starts next Tuesday. The off-season will be done before you know it, though the less said about...

Knights On Ice

Knights Nuggets: Draft week

Photo by Ethan Miller/ Start off your morning by reading up on some news and notes from Vegas and around the NHL. Let’s go over some news and notes: - The Golden Knights weren’t all that physical under Pete DeBoer, but that could change with Bruce Cassidy at the helm. [The Athletic] - Who would be on the Golden Knights’ Mount Rushmore? The SinBin fellas took a swing at it. [SinBin.vegas] In other news... - The Sharks hired Mike Grier as their new general manager, who becomes the first Black GM in NHL history. Pretty awesome. [Fear The Fin] - The Lightning traded...

Hockey Wilderness

Wild announce preseason schedule

Photo by David Berding/ There’s going to be some hockey sooner than later. Before the NHL gets into its hectic season with the 2022 NHL Draft starting on Thursday and then free agency shortly after, there is some housekeeping that some teams need to do. On Tuesday morning, the Minnesota Wild announced their preseason schedule for the fall, marking the return of actual live hockey. Full 2022-23 Preseason Schedule Sun., Sept. 25 — 3:00pm — vs. Colorado AvalancheTues., Sept. 27 — 8:00pm — @ Colorado AvalancheThurs., Sept. 29 — 7:00pm — @ Dallas StarsTues.,...

A Winning Habit

Montreal Canadiens: Past NHL Drafts Show Many Trades Ahead For Habs

The Montreal Canadiens have been known to be a very busy franchise when it comes to draft day. This year should be no different from the viewpoint of the fanbase. With a supposed rebuild by general manager Kent Hughes and Executive Vice-President Jeff Gorton, the franchise will look to focus on getting star prospects in […] Montreal Canadiens: Past NHL Drafts Show Many Trades Ahead For Habs - A Winning Habit - A Winning Habit - A Montreal Canadiens Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Buffalo Sabres win 2018 NHL Draft Lottery

Watch as the Buffalo Sabres beat out the Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes to win the 2018 NHL Draft lottery. ----------------------------------------------

Senators, Sabres most desperate teams in Rasmus Dahlin sweepstakes?

Good show discussion with guest host Matthew Barnaby on why the Ottawa Senators and the Buffalo Sabres are the two most desperate teams for the first overall pick at the 2018 NHL Draft.

Predators salute Neal, Golden Knights' Karlsson scores seconds later

The Nashville Predators gave an ovation to James Neal, who played three seasons with the team before being acquired by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft. William Karlsson then scores on the power play.