31 Thoughts, The Podcast: NHL Draft edition


In Episode 24, Jeff and Elliotte break down the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft with Nick Kypreos and Sam Cosentino. Sam discusses what surprised him most, Nick tells his “draft story.” Then Jeff and Elliotte provide a few updates following Rounds 2 through 7.

June 24, 2018: A (Kinda) Quiet Draft In Dallas
June 24 2018

00:30 – Nick Kypreos joins Jeff and Elliotte from Dallas following Round 1 of the NHL Draft

2:10 – Pierre Dorion said that draft day was the quietest day of the week when it came to trades

3:00 – Jeff and Elliotte fill in some blanks from Day 2

3:30 – Calgary Flames acquire Elias Lindholm, Noah Hanifin for Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland, and Adam Fox

5:30 – Who won the Calgary-Carolina trade?

7:20 – Carolina defence looks great now …. Justin Faulk is in a situation where he might not be in Carolina when the season starts … Trevor van Riemsdyk extension has been difficult to negotiate …. Jeff Skinner has a small list of teams that he will go to

8:30 – Why is Ferland in the deal?

10:30 – The Flames cornering the 2013 draft market …. they now have six first-rounders on their roster adding Lindholm

10:35 – Ilya Kovalchuk signs with the Kings

11:10 – How Max Pacioretty ties into the Kovalchuck signing …. the Canadiens and the Kings were getting close to a deal. Pacioretty changed his agent in the last week.

15:20 – Do the Kings have to make some rosters moves?

19:15 – John Tavares update …. what is the list of teams that Tavares is potentially meeting with?

26:20 – How long does Lou Lamoriello stay with the Islanders?

30:40 – Montreal at number 3 choosing to go with Finnish center, Jesperi Kotkaniemi

35:45 – Ottawa picks Brady Tkachuk

38:00 – Sam Cosentino joins the podcast to dive deeper into the first round of the draft

43:00 – Vancouver Canucks pick Quinn Hughes

44:30 – The two teams that walked away on top were the Islanders and the Red Wings.

45:10 – Kyle Dubas traded down as his first move as the Leafs GM

47:45 – A number of small defencemen were drafted this year because of their speed

50:45 – Liam Foudy goes to the Columbus Blue Jackets. He set some of the best combine scores and he much of that had to do with him being a multi-sport athlete growing up.

54:40 – Nick tells his “draft day” story

1:01:00 – What’s the takeaway from the first round? The WHL not showing well in the first round, the year of the defencemen and Mike Modano/Jamie Benn announcing the Dallas Stars draft pick

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