Former NHL scout Grant Sonier breaks down the 2012 prospect group with his first mock draft of the season. Unsurprisingly Nail Yakupov goes No. 1 overall, but Sonier believes a number of teams could find useful parts to round out their rosters.
With the 2012 Winter Classic site officially announced, Craig Custance checks in with Capitals owner Ted Leonsis as he tries to pinpoint the 2013 location. Is Washington's National Mall a feasible venue? Plus, other notes from around the NHL.
You could count the free-falling duo of Cam Fowler and Emerson Etem among Day 1's less-forunate players, but by picking them late in the draft the Anaheim Ducks emerged big winners. Here's a look at the other winners and losers on Day 1 at the draft.
Even as the draft nears, a quintet of questions threaten to turn everything on its head. Trades, health reports and pressure from the home crowd could drastically alter how tonight's draft pans out. Here are five things to watch for.
In Gare Joyce's final NHL mock draft before the actual event, Taylor Hall remains No. 1, Tyler Seguin remains No. 2, and the player darting up boards the quickest is Brandon Gormley, who could become a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning at pick No. 6.
It's a heck of a day as E.J. Hradek previews the Thursday games, where the Devils will try to stave off elimination, and hands out his three stars for Wednesday night. Who's No. 1? Could it be ... Satan?
E.J. Hradek doles out his three stars for Tuesday night and notes that while a Caps-Pens final seems likely in the East, the picture out West -- with two underdogs leading 2-1 and two series tied 2-2 -- remains murky.