With the NHL draft wrapped, E.J. Hradek considers some winners and losers, as well as things he saw -- a subtle hallway conversation between two execs, for example -- plus looking ahead to Thursday and free agency, specifically the goalie market.
With arguably the biggest name on the summer hockey market being Ilya Kovalchuk, E.J. Hradek looks back at his draft class -- 2001 -- and revises Picks 1 to 30, as Derek Roy actually jumps 28 spots, from No. 32 to No. 4, along with other surprises.
What should the Devils do in regard to free-agent super sniper Ilya Kovalchuk? Let him walk, says E.J. Hradek. Plus a look back at the Coyotes and Red Wings and a preview of Wednesday's Game 7 between the Caps and Canadiens.