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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101 Comments on 2014 NHL Draft Live Thread

  1. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    Only one trade so far. Way slower than anticipated.

  2. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    Columbus Blue Jackets select… Sonny Milano

  3. Tim Bayer says:

    Surprised Fabbri hasn’t been taken yet.

  4. Jeffrey Langridge says:

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

  5. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    The Philadelphia Flyers select… Travis Sanheim

  6. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    Minnesota Wild select… Alex Tuch

  7. Tim Bayer says:

    Alex Tuch goes to the Wild.

  8. Tim Bayer says:

    All three of the USNTDP forwards are off the board.

  9. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    The Tampa Bay Lightning select… Anthony DeAngelo.

  10. Jeffrey Langridge says:

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

  11. Jeffrey Langridge says:

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

  12. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    St. Louis Blues select… Robby Fabbri

  13. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    Pittsburgh is up and here come the boos

  14. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    The Pittsburgh Penguins select… Kasperi Kapanen

  15. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    The Colorado Avalanche select… Conner Bleakley

  16. Jeffrey Langridge says:

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

  17. Tim Bayer says:

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

  18. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    The Boston Bruins select… David Pastrnak

  19. Jeffrey Langridge says:

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

  20. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    The Montreal Canadiens select… Nikita Scherbak

  21. Tim Bayer says:

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

  22. Jeffrey Langridge says:

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

  23. Tim Bayer says:

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

  24. Jeffrey Langridge says:

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

  25. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    New York Islanders select… Josh Ho-Sang

  26. Tim Bayer says:

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

  27. Jeffrey Langridge says:

    Los Angele Kings select… Adrian Kempe

  28. Jeffrey Langridge says:

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

  29. Jeffrey Langridge says:

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

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