When you lose your #1 center things can get mixed up in a hurry. That happened to Team USA but that’s no excuse. They didn’t figure out how to solve Slovakia’s shot blocking machine in a 3-2 loss.
I wrote about Samuel Bucek in my last article and boy did he
There was expected to be a flurry of trades but nothing really materialized until the New York Islanders sent Travis Hamonic to the Calgary Flames for some future picks.
On the draft floor, the San Jose Sharks appeared to be targeting American born players throughout the two days of the event.
It was a busy day on the trade front in the NHL today with the host of the draft, the Chicago Blackhawks, making the most noise.
Before teams even headed to the United Center to draft the future of the league, the Hawks pulled off two big trades sending Nicklas Hjalmarsson
Nolan Patrick – 6-3, 198 - C – He plays a heavy game and gets better as the game goes on. Good on draws. Good stick on defense. Works hard in the corners. Excellent passer. Smooth skater gets in on the net quickly.
Nico Hischier – 6-0, 174 –