The biggest day of the off-season is here at long last! For fans of teams not in the playoffs, we have been waiting for two months to reach this point: the NHL Entry Draft.
Monthly Archives: June 2013
What with the NHL Entry Draft taking place all day tomorrow, and with every man and his dog expressing his, her or it’s opinion on who their team should take, I thought I’d chuck my hat into the ring. Yeah yeah, mock drafts are two-a-penny these days, but they’re a fun exercise (for the writer at least!) and at the very least allows a quick glimpse at 30 of the top draft prospects.
With the NHL Draft just one day away, news of signings and trades and buyouts are pouring in. All news as per TSN.
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TSN panelist Bob McKenzie, regarded as one of the most well-connected men in hockey, has posted the final installment of his Draft Rankings, in preparation for the NHL Entry Draft which takes place this year on Sunday 30th June.
A few more items of interest have emerged over the last day or so. Let’s take a look; all stories as per TSN.
After Patrick Kane’s double and Corey Crawford’s stunning efforts sealed a 3-1 victory for the Chicago Blackhawks at United Centre, they head into Boston tonight carrying a 3-2 series lead and a historic shot at glory; the opportunity to win a Stanley Cup on enemy soil for the second time in four years.
Regardless of the similarities between tonight’s setting and Philadelphia in 2010, still not quite sure how that Patrick Kane OT winner found the net, the Bruins will not simply lie down and let the Hawks stride away from Beantown with the cup. They will battle for every inch of ice and hope they can repeat their heroics from two years ago, where they won Games Six and Seven to trump the Vancouver Canucks.
After Chris Hext wetted your appetites for the drama ahead, this post takes a look at the factors that will determine whether Boston can stave off Game Six elimination on home ice and ensure we get yet another dramatic instalment in this enthralling series.