A look at which teams helped themselves most at this weekend’s NHL Entry Draft, ranking the prospects, a list of the top thirty UFAs, updates on the Blue Jackets, Flyers, and Capitals, and the possibility of another night of NHL hockey in Canada.
USA TODAY: Kevin Allen looks at the fifteen teams which helped themselves most during this past NHL entry draft weekend.
ESPN INSIDER: Grant Sonier predicts when we can expect the NHL debuts of the first round picks in this year’s draft. First overall pick Nail Yakupov is among the few who could play in the NHL next season.
THE FOURTH PERIOD: Lists the top thirty players who could be available in this summer’s unrestricted free agent period, which begins July 1. Unsurprisingly, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter top the list.
COLUMBUS DISPATCH: The Blue Jackets fired four of their amateur scouts.
PHILLY.COM: After trading James van Riemsdyk to Toronto for Luke Schenn, the Flyers don’t appear to need much more tinkering.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: If we’ve learned anything about the Flyers with Paul Holmgren as their GM, it’s to expect the unexpected.
WASHINGTON POST: With the draft over, Capitals management turns its focus to hiring a new head coach, adding a scoring winger and organizing its defense.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL: There could be a national hockey night telecast in Canada on Sundays in the next major NHL Canadian television contract. Hockey Night in Canada every Sunday as well as Saturday? Yes, please!