The Five Top-Ranked Players Left At The 2012 NHL Draft

Jonathan Willis
June 23 2012 07:51AM

The first round of this year’s draft saw some surprising selections. At the very top, Nail Yakupov went first overall as the Oilers opted for the consensus best player, but there were reaches and slides sprinkled throughout. Filip Forsberg, ranked 2nd on the consensus list, fell to 11; Teuvo Teravainen was pegged as a top-10 talent and he slid to 18th.

Based on the consensus list, who are the five best players available in Round 2?

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Flames 2012 Draft Day Two Primer

Kent Wilson
June 23 2012 07:47AM



By trading down to pick Jankowski yesterday, the Flames added Buffalo's second rounder (42nd overall) to bring their total picks today to six. Here's how those choices break down:

Round 2 - 42

Round 3 - 75

Round 4 - 105

Round 5 - 125

Round 6 - 165

Round 7 - 186

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Mark Jankowski - Quotes and Analysis

Kent Wilson
June 22 2012 11:24PM


In the midst of wailing and gnashing of teeth, I managed to make my way down to the press scrum with the newest member of the Calgary Flames, Mark Jankowski. The 17-year old looked every bit the high school student, but answered questions in a calm, poised manner.

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Flames trade down, take Mark Jankowski 21st overall

Ryan Pike
June 22 2012 09:54PM


The Flames made a trade and made a pick during the first round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The circumstances of both weren't without a bit of hand-wringing among Flames fandom.

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2012 Entry Draft First Round Live Chat

Kent Wilson
June 22 2012 04:32PM

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