It’s time for the first round of the 2020 NHL draft, and we’re only about four months late. Not bad for a pandemic. The draft starts at 7PM Eastern, and with the Toronto Maple Leafs holding the 15th overall pick in this draft they should take the podium around 7:45 (my guess, tune in at 7:20 to be in for the Leafs to be sure).
If you want to watch, tune into Sportsnet or TVA Sports in Canada of NBC Sportsnet in the US. Everywhere else? I...don’t know.
The Maple Leafs have their spot all picked out in the arena for this years online draft - they’ll be working in the Maple Leafs dressing room.
Dressing room ➡️ War room #LeafsForever #NHLDraft pic.twitter.com/KCp0qKlw0o— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) October 6, 2020
If you’re here ahead of the draft, you can catch up on all your essential PPP reading:
Maple Leafs by the Draft Day Numbers
2020 NHL Entry Draft: How to watch the first mid-week draft since 1994
Roundtable: The Leafs want to be harder to play against
2020 NHL Draft primer and random thoughts
If you’re wondering who the Leafs should pick, we had a round table discussion earlier in the week:
2020 NHL Draft Roundtable: What prospects should the Leafs consider?
The draft trades began earlier in the afternoon with the Montreal Canadiens paying Columbus to take RFA Max Domi in exchange for Josh Anderson.
Canadiens acquire forward Josh Anderson in return for Max Domi and a third-round pick in 2020 (78th overall).— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 6, 2020
#GoHabsGo | @RONAinc pic.twitter.com/oxqHvOGrd6
Sit back, relax, and wait for Kyle Dubas to do something crazy.