National Hockey League Entry Draft

News and coverage of the NHL Entry Draft

Reflections on past Tampa Bay Lightning draft classes part 6 -- 2003-2006

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The mid-aught's brought success to the Tampa Bay Lightning on ice, but at the draft? Not quite. Top-60 selections for most of the decade have rarely made it to the NHL. We look at 2003-2006 draft...

Reflections on past Tampa Bay Lightning draft classes part 5 -- 2002

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2002 was not a stand-out draft class of all-stars for the Lightning, but it was one of Jay Feaster's most successful in providing NHL players.

Reflections on past Tampa Bay Lightning draft classes part 4 -- 1999-2001

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Rick Dudley presided over the Lightning's draft from 1999 until 2001. Of the 33 players selected during that time, only one was playing in the NHL by 2009-10.

SB Nation 2010 NHL Mock Draft -- Tampa Bay Lightning select Vladimir Tarasenko (RW) 6th

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While wings such has Brett Connolly and Nino Niederreiter have been linked to the Lightning, it's Vladimir Tarasenko that Raw Charge thinks the Bolts should select at 6th overall.

Reflections on past Tampa Bay Lightning draft classes part 3 -- 1998

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Phil Esposito did not just secure a long-sought franchise player in the 1998 NHL entry draft. He selected two of them.

Reflections on past Lightning draft classes part 2 -- 1993 to 1997

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From 1993 until 1997, the Lightning largely suffered a draft-drought. There was talent selected, but they never quite lived up to expectations...

Reflections on past Lightning draft classes Part 1 -- 1992

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The Lightning have conducted 18 NHL Entry drafts in their history. With their 19th draft looming, we begin a series of posts on previous draft classes. We begin the series with a short post on the...

Lightning tend to skip the wing with 1st round picks

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2010 represents the Tampa Bay Lightning's 19th NHL entry draft.... They have only selected a wing 4 times with their first selection... And the results ain't pretty.

2010 NHL Draft Lottery open thread

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The 2010 NHL draft lottery drawing is upon us. Join in on the live discussion at Raw Charge about the draft, 2010's top prospects and general witty banter among the Raw Charge community.

A Look At the Draft Lottery

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With the season winding down, it's not too soon to just look towards the future! And with the Lightning yo-yo-ing at the bottom of the heap, we break down the nuts and bolts about the Draft Lottery

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