By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media
What: NHL Draft, Round 1
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Consol Energy Center
TV: NBC Sports, NHL Network (before and after)
Here is the official Central Scouting Bureau prospect pool from NHL.com.
UPDATE 6:41 p.m.: Won’t be long now until the Oilers/Bengals get on the clock.
6:47: NHL veep Jim Gregory’s been doing roll call at draft since before forward pass was allowed. By second day, he pretty much punts on the Russian names.
6:49: Boos for the Flyers were even louder than cheers for the Penguins. Not even CLOSE. Had to hold up the roll call for about a minute.
6:50: Only teams that got cheered were the Kings and, to a much lesser extent, the Jets. I get the former. Show of respect. Not sure about the latter.
6:56: Some of the brass at the table, from the Penguins …
7:15: The Oilers take Nail Yakupov, the dynamic winger out of the OHL. Amazing group of forwards in Edmonton now. Pressure’s going to ratchet up before long. When you have Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jordan Eberle and now this kid … the excuses have got to end. But they still need a long-term goalie and a D-man or five.
7:38: Stupid, senseless booing for new Habs GM Marc Bergevin when he started speaking French. Like anyone here has a dog in that fight.
8:15: WOW. Penguins trade Jordan Staal to Hurricanes for No. 8 overall pick, Brandon Sutter and Brian Dumoulin.