So did you watch the draft last night? Or tune in online? Or by radio?
It's amazing how easy it is to get draft coverage in this day and age. It's also amazing what a big event it has become. And, despite all the hype, last's night's entry draft did not disappoint.
Aside from Nail Yakupov going first overall, the biggest news of the day was the ground shaking trade of Jordan Staal by the Pens. Pittsburgh moved their third line center (likely a first line center on any other team) to the Hurricanes to play with his brother.
In return they got Brandon Sutter, Brian Dumoulin and the Canes' first round pick this year.
This was on the heels of Staal rejected a long-term deal from the Pens and you've got to respect the speed with which Pens GM, Ray Shero, dealt with that situation!
On the Habs front, Montreal picked Alex Galchenyuk third overall. And this kid is the perfect fit for a lineup that lacking for size up the middle.
Round Two of the draft picks today with the Habs holding two high second round picks (33rd and 51st), where several good players should still be available. So it should make for an exciting day!
HabsAddict.com - 2012 NHL Draft: Get to Know Habs Draft Pick Alex Galchenyuk
RDS - Galchenyuk, l'homme du CH au 3e rang
TSN - CANADIENS SELECT GALCHENYUK WITH THIRD OVERALL PICK
Habsworld.net - Habs select Galchenyuk 3rd overall
Hockey Inside/Out - Who’s left in Round 2 for Canadiens?
TSN - OILERS SELECT YAKUPOV FIRST OVERALL IN NHL DRAFT
TSN - MAPLE LEAFS SELECT RIELLY WITH FIFTH SELECTION OF 2012 DRAFT
TSN - JETS ADD TROUBA WITH THE NINTH OVERALL SELECTION
TSN - SENATORS TAKE OTTAWA NATIVE CECI WITH 15TH PICK OF NHL DRAFT
TSN - FLAMES TAKE JANKOWSKI WITH 21ST PICK AT NHL DRAFT
TSN - STAALS REUNITED AS PENS TRADE JORDAN TO HURRICANES
THN - Round 1 winners and losers
ESPN - Jordan Staal trade a win for all
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