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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  • Jeffrey Langridge

    Only one trade so far. Way slower than anticipated.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    Columbus Blue Jackets select… Sonny Milano

    • Tim Bayer

      I love this guy.

  • Tim Bayer

    Surprised Fabbri hasn’t been taken yet.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    Hometown Flyers are up next. I’m predicting either Alex Tuch or Anthony DeAngelo

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    The Philadelphia Flyers select… Travis Sanheim

    • Jeffrey Langridge

      Okay, so I was wrong. Again. Maybe I should stop predicting.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    Minnesota Wild select… Alex Tuch

  • Tim Bayer

    Alex Tuch goes to the Wild.

  • Tim Bayer

    All three of the USNTDP forwards are off the board.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    The Tampa Bay Lightning select… Anthony DeAngelo.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    San Jose and Chicago swap picks. Other picks involved as well. Chicago up next.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    The Chicago Blackhawks select Nick Schmaltz. His brother was drafted by St. Louis two years ago. A division rivalry could become a sibling rivalry.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    St. Louis Blues select… Robby Fabbri

    • Jeffrey Langridge

      There you go Tim.

      • Tim Bayer

        Great pick.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    Pittsburgh is up and here come the boos

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    The Pittsburgh Penguins select… Kasperi Kapanen

    • Tim Bayer

      He fell reeeeallllllly far.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    The Colorado Avalanche select… Conner Bleakley

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    With their second pick of the first round, the Vancouver Canucks select… Jared McCann.

    • Tim Bayer

      Another steal imo.

  • Tim Bayer

    David Pastrnak to the Bruins. Another good pick! So many steals late in the first.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    The Boston Bruins select… David Pastrnak

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    Montreal is finally up to close up the first round for Canadian teams.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    The Montreal Canadiens select… Nikita Scherbak

  • Tim Bayer

    The Habs are so good at drafting. I hate it.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    The San Jose Sharks are up next after their earlier trade. They select… Nikolai Goldobin

  • Tim Bayer

    Ivan Barbashev still available. 23rd-ranked prospect by Bob McKenzie.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    Tampa trades next pick to the Islanders for more picks later.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    New York Islanders select… Josh Ho-Sang

  • Tim Bayer

    Good for Ho-Sang. Big fan of the kid.

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    Los Angele Kings select… Adrian Kempe

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    New Jersey Devils close out the first round. They select… John Quenneville

  • Jeffrey Langridge

    Well, thats it. A much slower day in trades than was anticipated. Hopefully, the action picks up in the next couple days.