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18 Jun 19
17 Degree Sports

On Friday June 21 & Saturday 22, 2019, the NHL Draft will take place, bringing in the next class of young and potentially promising future great players to pro hockey. Note on draft day, selecting a player in the 1st round does not guarantee you getting the next Sidney Crosby or Drew Doughty, as players […]

18 Jun 19
News Directory

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18 Jun 19
News Directory

A contractor with Joe Louis Arena's external metal panels has started removing as part of the demolition of the stadium, which is expected to continue until the end of 2019 or early 2020. (Photo: Daniel Mears, Detroit News) Detroit – Drivers driving the Lodge into the town center may notice that Joe Louis Arena is […]

18 Jun 19
Dawkins Prospects

Like EVERYONE ELSE in the Hockey world, I’ve done a draft board.  I’ve opted to do the first 2 rounds and I’ve opted to explain my reasoning (sometimes briefly, sometimes wordy) why I think each team picks the player that I think they pick.  Enjoy: ROUND 1: 1. New Jersey Devils select: Jack Hughes Devils […]

18 Jun 19
News Directory

CLOSE The general manager of Detroit Red Wings, Steve Yzerman, discussed his readiness for the draft NHL and more. Filmed June 13, 2019 in Detroit. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press The location containing Detroit The Red Mings met the mother mode and IKEA now lives there, so the events of that summer day in […]

18 Jun 19
Daily Republic

Jun. 17–EAST LANSING — Tom Izzo is putting off Michigan State’s overseas travel plans for at least a year. The Spartans will not make a trip to Spain later this summer as Izzo had previously announced in April after they made it to the Final Four. An MSU spokesman said Izzo decided that delaying the […]

18 Jun 19
Detroit Sports Nation

According to reports, Rochester, Michigan native Jacob Trouba has been traded from the Winnipeg Jets to the New York Rangers for D Neal Pionk and a first round pick. Michigan native Jacob Trouba has been traded. The Jets moved him to the Rangers for D Neal Pionk and a first round pick. — Brad Galli […]

17 Jun 19
A Basket of Numbers

All stats are either from ESPN, Synergy Sports, or Basketball Reference #1-New Orleans Pelicans: Zion Williamson (Duke University)-F The consensus number one pick, Zion blew away the nation in his one year at Duke with thunderous dunks, incredible athleticism, and an overall great basketball skillset. Few believe that Zion will fail to succeed at the […]

17 Jun 19
Nightfall News

[ad_1] With the start of the offseason comes the 2019 NHL Draft, where big names like Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko will finally start their highly-anticipated NHL careers. The draft will kick off with the New Jersey Devils making the first overall pick, followed by the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks, the two other […]

17 Jun 19
Ottawa Sun

The tale of two National Hockey League worlds was illustrated Monday through former Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson and freshly re-signed winger Anthony Duclair. While the San Jose Sharks dumped a Brinks truckload onto Karlsson’s driveway to re-sign the two-time Norris Trophy winner, the Senators signalled once again they were clearly focussed on a cost-controlled […]

17 Jun 19
OILERSNATION
This is one of my favourite weeks during the NHL calendar. I’ve covered the NHL draft since 2007, and it has changed a lot in the past 12 years. The draft itself has had some change (more on that later), but this lead up week has become one of the most active times for trades in the NHL. I realize the players who get traded have a difficult transition, but at least they don’t have to move right away and leave their family like during the season. Every player I’ve talked to who has a family agrees an off-season trade is much easier on the family dynamic. Wheeling and dealing is one of the aspects I enjoy the most in pro sports. You get a glimpse of how teams view certain players and how their evaluation can be accurate or horribly wrong. I’ve seen a lot of the latter firsthand the past few years. The one thing that doesn’t get me excited, is the annual “trade down, or trade up” scenarios that people discuss. Mainly because it is pointless and we rarely see teams trade up or down in the top-ten. The Oilers have been a mainstay in the top-10 since 2007. They selected sixth in 2007, 22nd in 2008, then went 10th, first, first, first, seventh, third and first between 2009-2016, 22nd in 2017, then 10th last year and they will pick eighth this coming Friday. I’ve had ample time to study the trends and history of top-ten picks. You can waste a lot of time wondering if the Oilers will trade up, trade down or even trade out of the top-ten. It is extremely unlikely. Here are trades involving top-ten picks since the 2007 draft. 2018: None 2017: Arizona traded the sixth pick and Anthony DeAngelo to the Rangers for Antti Raanta and Derek Stepan. Rangers selected Lias Andersson 2016: None 2015: None 2014: Anaheim traded Bobby Ryan to Ottawa on July 5th, 2013 in exchange for Jakob Silfverberg, Stefan Noesen and the 2014 first round pick. The Ducks selected Nick Ritchie. 2013: New Jersey traded the #9 pick to Vancouver for Cory Schneider. The Canucks selected Bo Horvat. 2012: Carolina traded the #8 pick, Brian Dumoulin and Brandon Sutter to Pittsburgh for Jordan Staal. The Pens selected Derrick Pouliot. 2011: Columbus traded the eighth pick, Jackub Voracek and a 2011 third round pick to Philadelphia for Jeff Carter. The Flyers took Sean Couturier eighth overall. On September 18th, 2009 the Maple Leafs traded their first round picks in 2010 and 2011 and a second round pick in 2010 to Boston for Phil Kessel. The Bruins took Dougie Hamilton ninth in 2011. 2010: The Bruins selected Tyler Seguin second overall as part of the aforementioned trade of Kessel to Toronto. 2009: None 2008: The NYI traded their #5 pick to Toronto for pick #7 and the 68th pick in 2008 and the 37th pick in 2009. Toronto selected Luke Schenn. The Islanders traded the 68th pick as a part of a package to move up from #16 to #12 and select Calvin De Haan. The Islanders traded down again. They moved the seventh pick to Nashville for the ninth selection and the 40th pick. The Predators selected Colin Wilson seventh, while the Islanders to Josh Bailey at #9 and Aaron Ness at #40. 2007: St. Louis traded down from #9 for picks #13 and #44 and a second round pick in 2008. San Jose took Logan Couture at #9. We haven’t seen a team trade up or down in the top-ten since 2008. Maybe because the Islanders still ended up with a better player, Bailey, than Toronto or Nashville. Anything is possible, but I wouldn’t spend much time looking at trade up or down scenarios. A trade of the eighth overall pick is more likely, but we’ve only seen one of those in the past five years during draft week. And if you analyze the teams who traded a player for picks, it worked out incredibly well for Boston getting Seguin and Hamilton for Kessel, and Vancouver did pretty well getting Horvat. Carolina got Staal, but the Penguins got Dumoulin who helped them win back-to-back Cups, and Columbus got crushed acquiring Carter for Voracek and Couturier. Especially when they traded Carter to LA for Jack Johnson and a 2013 first round pick (Marko Dano). It might be boring, but I expect Ken Holland to retain the eighth overall pick. If the scouts do their job the Oilers will get a good player. It is hard to predict, because all it takes is one team to select a player you don’t expect, but my guess is the Oilers will draft Matt Boldy or Trevor Zegras. THOUGHTS AND SHOTS… 1. The draft really starts with the third pick. Jack Hughes and Kaapo Kakko will be the first two selections, but what will the Chicago Blackhawks do at #3? If I was them I’d take Bowen Byram. I think he is going to be an elite defenceman. 2. Various scouts have told me Peyton Krebs Achilles injury won’t change how they view him. Many scouts are really high on him. Between Byram, Krebs, Kirby Dach and Dylan Cozens the WHL will be represented very well in the top half of the first round. 3. I’m hearing Trent Yawney is close to signing with the Los Angeles Kings, but the Kings and Oilers are just discussing/negotiating how much of, if any, Yawney’s salary they will pay. It isn’t always as cut and dry as we think it should be. 4. With the Sharks re-signing Erik Karlsson, the UFA defenceman class got even weaker, and that might be a good thing for the Edmonton Oilers. Kris Russell and Andrej Sekera have value, and both are due less money than their cap hit. Russell is owed $6.5 million over the next two seasons while carrying an annual $4 mill cap hit, while Sekera has a $5.5 mill cap hit, but is owed $4.5 mill in cash each of the next two seasons. Russell has a list of 10 teams the Oilers can trade him to without his permission, while Sekera has 15. Russell’s ability to play both sides, lower cap hit and being a year younger have more teams interested in him. But those reasons, combined with the Oilers’ lack of a right defence, are why he is more valuable to Edmonton as well. 5. Ken Holland doesn’t have to trade either of them, but to get some cap flexibility they are the most likely options. I keep hearing Jujhar Khaira’s name as a possible trade option. Granted, I’ve heard that from sources outside the Oilers, but it is interesting. I’d be leery of trading him. 6. I vividly remember being at the 2009 draft in Montreal and on day two the Oilers traded Kyle Brodziak to Minnesota for two mid-round picks. The Oilers essentially choose Marc-Antoine Pouliot over Brodziak, and it was a bad decision. Khaira isn’t as proven as Brodziak, who had 31 and 27 point seasons, but I would not trade Khaira for picks. Khaira had 21 and 18 points the past two seasons, but he hasn’t had much consistency in what role he was asked to play. Give him a defined role as a bottom-six left winger, and PK guy. Khaira has to accept that role, and not worry about points. If he does I think he could be a valuable bottom six forward for Edmonton. 7. Another way the Karlsson contract could help the Oilers is signing UFA forward Joonas Doonskoi. He has had 36, 17, 32 and 37 points in his first four NHL seasons and he’s scored 27, 12, 26 and 32 at 5×5. He is a solid even strength contributor. His FF% has been 53%, 53%, 55% and 54%. His GF% has been 55%, 44%, 57.9% and 55.9%. He has had more offensive zone starts, 631, to 403 defensive zone starts, but his underlying numbers combined with his point production show a solid third line player. The one knock is he doesn’t kill penalties. How much more will he command than what Carl Hagelin, $2.75million/year for four years, signed for? Hagelin has 89 5×5 points the past four years to Doonskoi’s 97. I suspect Doonskoi comes in just over Hagelin. 8. Another Sharks free agent forward, Gustav Nyquist, is likely too pricey for the Oilers, unless Holland can sweet talk his former Detroit Red Wing forward and sell him on the idea of playing with Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl or Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. 9. I understand why people get so fired about offer sheets, but in reality we rarely see one. Are the Sharks vulnerable after signing Karlsson? Yes, but I don’t think there is anyway they wouldn’t match a Timo Meier offer sheet, unless someone offers him more than $8.55 million (Compensation would be two 1st, a 2nd and a 3rd). Anything under and the Sharks will match, even if it was the max of $8.54 million at the compensation of a one first, a second and a third. Meier is very good, and Sharks GM Doug Wilson has proven he will keep his good players. 10. A team might be better off to target Kevin Labanc. He turns 24 in December and has scored 20, 40 and 56 points in his three NHL seasons. He had 33 points at 5×5 this past season. He shoots right and with the Sharks in a cap crunch, you could offer him $4,227,437/year and only give up a 2nd round pick. The Sharks couldn’t trade him for a year, so if they matched the offer, then they would have to trade someone else to free up cap. I’m skeptical anyone submits an offer sheet, but I see them having a better chance of landing Labanc than Meier. And not because the Sharks dislike Labanc, but if they are paying big money I believe they’d rather do it for Meier than Labanc. 11. During Wilson’s conference call about the Karlsson signing he said this… “There’s been more conversation and communication between GMs in the last month than maybe ever since I’ve been a GM.” I hope this leads to a lot of trades over the next two weeks. 12. I also have no issue with the Sharks giving Karlsson an eight-year deal. He is an elite defenceman, and even when he was banged up he still drives possession numbers. It is fair to be leery of signing players who are 29 to eight-year deals, but Karlsson is elite and if his game slows down the final years he will still be better than most. I’d much rather have him for eight years than Jeff Skinner. Skinner is a good player, but not elite. DRAFT CONTENT BROUGHT TO YOU BY ODDS SHARK Odds Shark, your one-stop shop for picks, odds, betting news and trends – a resource for fans, bettors and media outlets looking for wagering info on all the sports and pop culture events you could want. Odds Shark is a proven powerhouse in the sports betting industry. We have odds from around the globe, giving you the opportunity to seek out the best sports betting information along with our recommendations for the best online sportsbooks on the planet. Fans and media outlets alike have access to decades of stats and trends from our easily accessible databases.
17 Jun 19
Two in the Box

The 2019 draft is just a few days away, and with that comes my 2019 Mock Draft. The mock is done with the help of pre-draft rankings and scouting reports from The Athletic (most notably Corey Pronman), ISS Hockey, and the draft team at TSN led by Craig Button and Bob McKenzie, and. The mock […]

17 Jun 19
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Russian jet crash kills 44, many top hockey stars A private Russian jet carrying a top ice hockey team slammed into a riverbank moments after takeoff Wednesday, killing at least 43 people in one of the worst plane crashes ever involving a sports team.14.03.2012 (AP) — A private Russian jet carrying a top ice hockey […]