NHL Draft Review

John Tavares puts on an Isles jersey for the first time.  Sorry, kid.

John Tavares puts on an Isles jersey for the first time. Sorry, kid.

Last night the NHL hosted the first round of their annual entry draft.  It was broadcast on Versus, so chances are good that you didn’t know it was going on (unless you frequent WaB and for that, we thank you).  As I outlined here, there was potential for a pretty wild day with trades and picks being sent all over the place.  There was also potential for nothing to happen and for everything to go according to plan.  Unfortunately, teams went with the latter option.

The biggest news of the day was Anaheim’s trade of Chris Pronger to Philadelphia for Joffrey Lupul, Luca Sbisa and two first round draft picks.  Pronger will be an unrestricted free agent next year, so this is entirely too much.  That being said, I’m happy to see him exit the Western Conference.

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NHL Draft Day

Last night the NBA gave us a warm up for tonight’s NHL Draft.  I watched the first round of basketball’s annual event and then realized once again that I didn’t like basketball.  Go Grizzlies, I guess.

Anyway, tonight we have a sport that one of us here at WaB cares about so it gets its own post.  Much like the Major League Baesball Draft, I don’t know many of these kids aside from what I read on the internet.  I tried my hand at a first round mock draft for baseball and I failed miserably.  I’d be even worse at a hockey one, so I won’t try.

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