Jun 30, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; A general view of the stage between picks during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NHL Draft Live Thread

The 2014 NHL Draft is upon us. In the next few hours, 2010 players will have their lives changed. Players will be moved. General managers will be disappointed when a fellow GM takes who they wanted to take. This how the NHL draft works every year.

This year looks to be a more interesting draft because the No.1 is not a sure-thing this year. It could be anyone of three players. There’s also the very real possibility that the Florida Panthers will trade the first overall pick.

There’s also the trade rumors that have been flying around. One big trade has already happened today with the Vancouver Canucks sending Ryan Kesler to the Anaheim Ducks. In return, the Canucks received the 24th overall pick, Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa, and a third-rounder.

The Canucks weren’t done there as they sent Jason Garrison, and a few other pieces to Tampa Bay for a second round pick in this year’s draft. The Canucks then sent the third-rounder they got from the Ducks to the New York Rangers for Derek Dorsett.

So, there has been no shortage of news today. There’s also the news that the NHL announced next year’s salary cap will be $69 million. That could help or hinder potential deals that could be made.

Be sure to keep up with all the news in the comment section.

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