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  1. NHL draft's defenseman drought over?

    Craig Custance

    NHL prospect Aaron Ekblad knows the last defenseman to be drafted No. 1 overall. When asked that bit of trivia, without hesitation, he answers Erik Johnson. The year? "A long time ago," Ekblad said when we chatted at the NHL's draft combine las...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  2. The Avs and trading the No. 1 pick

    Craig Custance

    It's 1999, and Rick Dudley is sitting in his Tampa Bay office, looking over the Lightning's depth of organizational talent on his first day on the job. The conclusion isn't promising. He estimated that he had three players who could c...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  3. NHL - Who should the Colorado Avalanche take at No. 1?

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman provides his reasoning for who should be the No. 1 pick in the NHL draft. If the Avalanche keep the top selection, which player fits best between Nathan MacKinnon, Jonathan Drouin or Seth Jones?

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2013
  4. NHL - Mounting roster challenges for the Detroit Red Wings

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance dives into his mailbag to answer readers who raise concerns about the Detroit Red Wings' roster challenges, and he examines whether the Florida Panthers should select Nathan MacKinnon if they land the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NHL draft.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  5. NHL Draft - How Nail Yakupov, Ryan Murray and 2012 draft's top pi...

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman updates the recent progress of the top picks from the 2012 NHL entry draft. While No. 1 pick Nail Yakupov has flourished in the KHL, the draft's No. 2 pick is out with a serious shoulder injury.

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2012
  6. 2012 NHL Draft: Round 1 live analysis

    Grant Sonier and Alvin Chang

    PITTSBURGH -- With the entirety of the NHL gathered in Pittsburgh for the past several days, you would have thought there would have been more clarity at the top of the 2012 draft order. You would be wrong. The No. 1 pick remains a mystery, and as a ...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  7. 2012 NHL Draft - Round 1 live blog and analysis

    Grant Sonier and Alvin Chang

    ESPN Insider's NHL draft experts Grant Sonier and Alvin Chang break down the first round of the NHL draft as it happens.

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  8. Turmoil at top of new mock draft

    Grant Sonier

    Are the Columbus Blue Jackets really upset that they lost the first overall pick during the NHL's draft lottery Tuesday night? Will the Edmonton Oilers, the team that climbed over the Jackets to claim the rights to the No. 1 pick, actually keep...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  9. 2012 NHL Draft - Updated Lottery Mock Draft - Edmonton Oilers tra...

    Grant Sonier

    With the first 14 picks set after Tuesday night's NHL draft lottery drawing, Grant Sonier lays out how he believes the first picks will play out -- with one big caveat. He expects the Edmonton Oilers to trade down from their No. 1 pick.

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2012
  10. The NHL Draft has a consensus No. 1 pick, but subsequent picks re...

    Doug McIntyre

    ESPN Insider Doug McIntyre looks ahead to the NHL draft and writes that while Nail Yakupov is widely believed to be the choice to go No. 1 overall, the second pick could go to any number of players.

    Blog | Conversation | February 09, 2012
  11. NHL draft - World Juniors scouting reports on Nail Yakupov, Filip...

    Grant Sonier

    Grant Sonier reviews all the draft-eligible talent at the World Junior Championships in Alberta. At the top of his notes: an injury to Nail Yakupov and continued strong play from Filip Forsberg has the race for the No. 1 pick heating up.

    Blog | Conversation | January 06, 2012
  12. NHL draft - World Junior Championships - Examining NHL prospects ...

    Corey Pronman

    Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus examines the rosters of the top tournament contenders in the World Junior Championship. Team Russia may have the best forward corps in the tourney, including the likely No. 1 pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

    Blog | Conversation | December 22, 2011
  13. NHL draft - 2013 prospects Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones presen...

    Grant Sonier

    Nathan MacKinnon has been dubbed "the next Sidney Crosby." Scouts swear that 17-year-old phenom Seth Jones, son of former NBAer Popeye Jones, could contribute on an NHL blue line today. Which one gets the early nod for No. 1 pick in 2013?

    Blog | Conversation | December 14, 2011
  14. Notes from the Hall of Fame red carpet - NHL

    Craig Custance

    Craig Custance checks in with some notes from the Hall of Fame inductions red carpet, including updates on the Rangers, the All-Star game and the expected No. 1 pick in the draft.

    Blog | Conversation | November 15, 2011
  15. 2012 NHL Draft - Nail Yakupov of Sarnia Sting ready for his close...

    Gare Joyce

    Why is Nail Yakupov the clear favorite to be the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NHL draft? Probably because he would have gone No. 1 this year -- had he been eligible. Now the high-flying Russian phenom will be the mark of every NHL team with a lottery pick.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2011
  16. 2012 NHL Draft - Nail Yakupov may be best can't-miss prospect sin...

    Gare Joyce

    Gare Joyce goes in depth on Nail Yakupov, the likely No. 1 pick in the 2012 draft who could help thaw recent phobias about selecting Russian prospects high in the draft.

    Blog | Conversation | July 18, 2011