-I believe Round 2 of the draft starts at 10:00 AM PST Saturday
-Comments from the first 3 picks of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (TSN)
-A record 11 American players were selected in round 1 (NHL.com)
-The Flyers have dealt Dan Hamhuis' negotiating rights to the Penguins for a 3rd round pick in the 2011 Entry Draft. Remember that teams cannot talk to Hamhuis or his agent before July 1 unless they hold rights to him. Any violation of that is called tampering. So now the Penguins are taking a shot at Dan The Man, probably because they are running out of time to strike a deal with Sergei Gonchar, who wants a longer termed contract than what the Penguins are willing to offer. Pittsburgh may be an intriguing choice for Hamhuis with the likes of Crosby and Malkin on their roster, but I'm going to stay put with my own speculation that Hamhuis will end up in the West. You can tell from this madness that the depth of UFA defencemen this year is not very high.
More after the jump...
-Is there something wrong with Evgeni Nabokov's style? His GM may think so (SJ Mercury News).
-New Thrashers coach Craig Ramsey will implement a more up-tempo style to the team's attack. Defencemen joining in the rush...hell, this is the new theme of the NHL. Trap be damned.