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Which draft eligible prospects to keep an eye on in the Champions Hockey League

Every year you hear a lot about who’s going to go number on in the draft, and which players inside of North America are the key guys to watch as Canadian and American kids (with the occasional European player plying his junior trade across the pond) gear up for the NHL Draft.

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My NHL 18 Career Game: Episode 2 – Draft Time

 

Welcome back to the second episode of my NHL18 career game on the Xbox One (gamertag – hockeybhoy71 should anyone be interested) which I am going to share with you. What will happen next for our new to the professional ranks player? Only one way to find out. Continue reading My NHL 18 Career Game: Episode 2 – Draft Time

Vegas didn’t nail the draft, but they didn’t need to

Ivan Morozov – Source: ReviewJournal.com

The Vegas Golden Knights May have had to wait until day two of the NHL draft, but just how well did they do this weekend in helping their team down the line?

Nobody expects you to find an NHL ready talent on day two, let alone outside the top 5 picks usually, so the Golden Knights will just have to keep pumping players into their prospect pool to try and make sure that the incredible inaugural season they’ve just had wasn’t one fuelled by hype, but more fuelled by an actually competitive team that will be just that for the foreseeable future.

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Did Arizona waste the fifth overall pick?

Credit: Michael Ainsworth/AP Photo

Right okay, the drafts done so now we can say who had a great and who had an awful draft before these kids have even hit the ice.

It sounds unfair but it’s what hockey fans want so it’s what hockey fans get, the days after the draft are either full of hype or full of character assassination, you’ll have to find out where this post falls by reading on further.

Arizona, you had the fifth pick, Filip Zadina was available when nobody expected him to be, so with the fifth overall selection the Arizona Coyotes select…Barrett Hayton?

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Best players still available ahead of Round 2 of the 2018 NHL Draft

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So round one is in the books and man was that unpredictable.

Joe Veleno was two picks away of being top of this list of the best players still available going into round two, and some projected first rounders are still without an NHL team to call there’s.

So let’s take a look at some of the best guys still available before round 2 starts later today.

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The draft where not much happened

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So if you are like me, you were expecting that before round one of the NHL Draft was over guys like Erik Karlsson would have a new home (probably Vegas), maybe you thought Ryan O’Reilly was on the move, Max Pacioretty, even Jeff Skinner.

I thought the Vancouver Canucks were going to move down from 7th, Edmonton maybe do the same from 10th, basically I expected a lot of trades.

And just like my now horrendous mock draft, boy was I wrong.

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