National Hockey League Entry Draft

From inside the media workroom

John Fontana checks in from the JW Marriot to report... Nothing.

Reflections on past Tampa Bay Lightning draft classes part 7 - 2007-2009 / epilogue

The final part to our draft reflections series... It touches on up-and-coming prospects. It also looks at some of the numbers from Lightning GM's and their successes.

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

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 years specifically here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 success fo the 1992 draft class.

Lightning tend to skip the wing with 1st round picks

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.

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