National Hockey League Entry Draft

News and coverage of the NHL Entry Draft

The 2009 NHL Entry Draft Tampa Bay Lightning Open Comment Thread

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Tampa Bay Lightning Select VICTOR HEDMAN (D) from MoDo of the Swedish Elite League with the #2 selection in the 2009 NHL Draft credit Bird Watchers Anonymouss for the picture   Welcome to Raw...

Brian Lawton on Dealing the #2 Selection in the 2009 NHL Draft

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Brian Lawton told AM radio yesterday about offers coming in for the #2 selection in tonights NHL entry draft...

Loathing the NHL Draft

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If the NFL Draft is the standard-bearer for professional sport league drafts, I must say the NHL draft is the worst...

Draft Help - Centers and Wings (Hockey Basics)

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In hockey, we've all heard about centers, wings, defensemen, and goaltenders. But what's really expected of players in each of these positions?

Another Unlikely Scenario - John Moore

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If the NY Islanders pick Hedman first overall, will the Tampa Bay Lightning pick up Tavares? Not so fast - there's the possibility of another defenseman jumping ahead of Tavares in the 2009 NHL...

The Unlikely Scenario Redux -- Matt Duchene

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With Matt Duchene's stock rising, just what-if he goes first overall in the NHL entry draft on June 26th?

SBN Mock Draft - Tampa Bay selects Victor Hedman (D)

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With the second overall pick in the Sports Blog Nation NHL mock draft, Raw Charge selects...

Draft Help - Major Junior Hockey Overview

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Looking for some NHL draft help? Here's a brief explanation of major junior hockey.

Drawing from Three, there can only be One for Bolts

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Videos posted at The Lightning official team website highlight Victor Hedman, Matt Duchene and John Tavares in separate clips.  There is more highlight fluff than assessment and some older...

The Tale of Two Attitudes

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Two quotes and two perspectives from the top two players in the 2009 Draft. What they say is quite telling of each players character and which is ready to face challenges ahead.

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