We’re here, at long last. The NHL Draft. The opening of the offseason.
The First Round Basics:
- The Place: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
- Time of the First Round’s opening broadcast: 4pm PT
- Places to Watch: ESPN, ESPN+, SportsNet, TVAS
As you’re no doubt aware, Seattle has the 4th overall pick in the draft, meaning we’ll be seeing the Kraken pick much earlier than everybody else. But! There’s still plenty of time for people to get unreasonably mad at decisions made at the boy auction, particularly in this round.
There’s also quite a few teams that need to start making huge moves both to save their cap, and to fix some big holes in their rosters right the hell now, so there’s a chance that there could be some big trades incoming. So even after the Kraken pick? This could be excellent theater!
The Rest of the Draft Basics:
- Time of the rest of the draft’s opening broadcast: SIX IN THE GODDAMN MORNING OH SWEET JUMPING JEHOSHAPHAT. EAST COAST BIAS IS REAL AND AWFUL.
- Places to Watch: NHLN, ESPN+, SportsNet, TVAS
Brew some coffee, this is the big one for the Kraken. Or it could not be depending on how today goes!
The Kraken have the following picks in the 2nd round, in order:
- 49th, from the Lauzon trade
- 58th, from the Blackwell and Giordano trades
- 61st, from the Järnkrok trade
And then, from rounds three to seven:
- 68th (trade down one spot Ron I’m begging you I’m begging you to your face PLEASE do it this one time plea-)
- 117th, from the Marcus Johansson trade
- 123rd, from the Tyler Pitlick trade (which was real)
- And finish their day at the draft at pick 196
And here we are! This thread is to just shoot the shit about what you see here tonight and tomorrow! React! Get hyperbolic! It’s draft time!