Welcome to Draft Day! Where we will probably still have to hear about Marner’s pending contract all day because the Maple Leafs don’t have a pick in the first round. Thanks a lot, Jake Muzzin.
Here’s some light reading so at least you *know* some of the names:
This year’s NHL Draft is taking place in Vancouver, BC, so the timezone is three hours behind us. All times below will be in the best timezone.
Friday, June 21st (8pm - 10pm ET; SN, NBCSN, TVAS)
Saturday, June 22nd (1pm - 3:30pm ET; SN, NHL Network, TVAS)
Remember, since TSN does not carry the draft, Bob McKenzie is on NBC. The broadcasts are streamed via Sportsnet on their service “Sportsnet NOW” which is free to all SN TV subscribers or available as a trial for $10 for one week. Pricing here.
While the Leafs don’t have a pick in the first round, they will likely be very busy trying to shed the likes of Connor Brown, Nikita Zaitsev, and Patrick Marleau. If you want to read more on what’s happening there, here are a few links:
We will have information on all breaking news along with up-to-the-minute analysis from everyone on the masthead.
For the draft picks, look out for profiles on each prospect that will be continuously updated as we learn more on who the Leafs selected. After that, look forward to some comprehensive reviews and reactions.
Okay, everyone, have fun! Stay with your partner and do not leave the group.