Tape To Tape NHL Podcast: Flames-Hurricanes blockbuster, NHL Draft fallout


Draft weekend brought some interesting choices in Round 1 and a blockbuster trade on Saturday, so Ryan and Rory are joined by a few guests to help break down all that happened.

Here’s how the conversation unfolded:

• Sportsnet’s Eric Francis joins the guys to break down how the Calgary Flames benefit from the big trade they made with the Carolina Hurricanes (2:04)

• Francis also discusses why Dougie Hamilton was traded yet again, despite being a premier defenceman in the NHL (4:18)

• After the break, Sportsnet’s Sam Cosentino discusses the way things shook out in the first round, and how that affected the rest of the first round (16:18)

• Cosentino also gives his analysis on how this year’s Draft seemed to focus more until centres, letting the premiere defencemen drop more than people had initially thought (17:00)

• Montreal selected Jesperi Kotkaniemi 3rd overall in the Draft, and how he could very well be playing for a new GM in a short amount of time (25:24)

• Cosentino selects his big winners of the 2018 NHL Draft, including Detroit and Vancouver (27:43)

June 26: Recapping 2018 NHL Draft Action
June 26 2018


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