June 27 2014 05:38PM
The Calgary Flames finally have their Sam.
In a move telegraphed when the previous three teams made the picks that everyone - more or less - had predicted they would, the Calgary Flames selected Kingston Frontenacs forward Sam Bennett at 4th overall.
Nation World HQ
June 27 2014 05:35PM
Welcome to the Nations liveblog! We'll be updating things here all night long as the action unfolds. Trades, picks, speculation and punditry will be the order of the day.
the draft is Christmas in June for most hockey fans. Especially the Nations collective since every single Nations club has a pick inside the top-10. Edmonton (3), Calgary (4), Vancouver (6), Toronto (8) and Winnipeg (9) will all come away with high-end prospects this evening. Unless a GM goes off board or trades the pick for some immediate help. Don't say it can't happen. We all know Dave Nonis is dying to flip Kadri and 8th so they can pick Nick Ritchie...
June 27 2014 02:15PM
The scouts have argued. The press box coffee at the Saddledome has gone cold. The hockey world has worked itself into a lather with trade rumours and pick speculation.
It must be Draft Day.
June 27 2014 11:00AM
We all know first round picks are worth more than second round picks and that a #1 pick is worth more than a #4 pick, but by how much? I'm far from the first person who has tried to answer this question. In this post we'll take a look at a few different methods people have tried and the corresponding results. Will there be a consensus?
June 27 2014 10:02AM
Ok, Bergeron 2.0 is a pretty unfair question to ask, but you can blame Jared McCann for that. His gifted offensive talents combined with the pride he takes in shutting the opposition down could make him a name that comes up in Selke talk in the future.
I was fortunate enough to talk to the projected mid-to-late first-rounder about his game, his development, and learning both ends of the ice. Warning: May also contain totally sweet highlight reel video.