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National Hockey League Entry Draft

News and coverage of the NHL Entry Draft

SBNation NHL mock draft recap day two: Picks 3, 4 and 5

This is when things start to get interesting.

SBNation NHL mock draft recap picks 1-2

The first two picks went as expected.

Raw Charge 2018 NHL draft coverage kick-off and initial consolidated rankings

The draft is three weeks from today and Raw Charge has you covered.

Drafting Alexei Lipanov is a risk worth taking

The Tampa Bay Lightning are hoping to hit a home run by drafting Lipanov in the third round

2017 Draft Profiles: Tampa Bay Lightning’s newest prospects, Nick Perbix, Cole Guttman, and Sammy Walker

Three college-bound kids were picked in the last two rounds of the draft.

Raw Table: How did the Tampa Bay Lightning do in the 2017 NHL Draft?

We weigh in on high school sports, Russians, and Foote.

Interview with Cal Foote’s Kelowna Rockets head coach, Jason Smith

Alec Brownscombe of Maple Leafs Hot Stove caught up on Foote’s season with Kelowna.

NHL Draft 2017: Tampa Bay Lightning select Cal Foote with the 14th overall pick

Welcome to the Tampa Bay Lightning, Cal!

Draft day thread: Come talk Tampa Bay Lightning with us (and snark about other teams)

Trust the Yzerplan.

Scenarios for Tampa Bay Lightning to trade up and down in the 2017 NHL Draft

With the picks at Yzerman’s disposal, what can he do?

Translation: Are Nikita Gusev’s rights getting traded to Vegas? From

The source you’ve been looking for is Russian.

The Lost Lightning: A look back at expansion draft victims of the past

These are the players who have been exposed in previous Tampa Bay Lightning expansion drafts.

NHL Mock Draft 2017: The Tampa Bay Lightning select Kailer Yamamoto with No. 14 pick

Yamamoto is a small, skilled, offensive force from the WHL. Sound familiar?

From the back of the closet - 1998 Entry Draft Information Guide

All the draft news you needed and it fit in a jacket pocket!

Scouting the 2017 Draft: Tom’s draft ranking

We have reviewed a number of options for the Lightning with their first round pick, now here is my prefered order.

Scouting the 2017 NHL Draft: Geo’s draft ranking

With 15 likely first rounders covered, let’s review what we’ve learned.

Scouting the 2017 NHL Draft: Callan Foote could be an option if the Lightning trade back

Callan Foote is projected to be drafted below where the Lightning will pick, but if they trade back, he could become an option.

A Brief History of the 14th Pick in the NHL Draft

Don’t Get Excited

Scouting the 2017 Draft: Erik Brannstrom; could a left-handed D be right for us?

The Swedish defensemen has steadily risen on the draft boards and has the offensive upside GM Steve Yzerman is looking for.

Scouting the 2017 Draft: Maxime Comtois could be a guy worth trading down for

After falling down the draft boards this season, Maxime Comtois might be a guy that gets drafted later than his potential dictates.

Scouting the 2017 NHL Draft: Your head coach will want you to draft Ryan Poehling

Poehling is a big, smart center that has the makeup to become a reliable two-way center in NHL

Scouting the 2017 NHL draft: Kristian Vesalainen has all the tools to succeed in the NHL

He’s big, he’s fast, and he’s got the offensive talent to be a star in the NHL. If Vesalianen can put it all together, he’ll be one heck of a prospect.

Scouting the 2017 NHL draft: Pile on the intelligent forwards like Nick Suzuki

Suzuki is a medium-sized, medium-good skater with amazing hockey intelligence from the OHL.

Scouting the 2017 NHL draft: Please don’t pick Michael Rasmussen 14th overall

In our continuing look at players who might be available with the 14th overall pick, we examine why the Lightning probably shouldn’t pick Michael Rasmussen.

Basement GM time: Which of these six prospects would you rather draft?

We’ve written about six prospects that the Tampa Bay Lightning may take in the NHL entry draft. Time to vote for your favorite so far.

Scouting the 2017 NHL Draft: Nicolas Hague would be a huge addition on defense

The towering blueliner would add size and a little skill to the Lightning’s defense

Scouting the 2017 NHL draft: Kailer Yamamoto is good at big hockey

Tyler Johnson can tell you, height isn’t everything.

Scouting the 2017 NHL Draft: A shoulder injury could drop Klim Kostin into the Lightning’s range

Steve Yzerman has been known to take a chance or two in the first round.

Scouting the 2017 NHL Draft: Tampa Bay doesn’t need Lias Andersson (but he’s good)

A projected mid-first-round center, Andersson is a talented do-it-all forward who may become a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning this summer.

Scouting the 2017 NHL draft: Juuso Valimaki could join Tampa Bay’s ranks as an offensive D

A projected mid-first round defenseman, Valimaki has the offensive pedigree to excel, perhaps as a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning

Scouting the 2017 NHL draft: Will Timothy Liljegren fall to Tampa Bay?

A right-shot, puck-moving defenseman, the Tampa Bay Lightning would be lucky to snag this guy.

NHL 2017 Draft Lottery Results: Tampa Bay Lightning will pick 14th

After tonight’s draft lottery, the Lightning are confirmed to be picking 14th in the 2017 NHL draft.